Episode 76: Putting Your Choices First with Belinda Gill
It is so common for life to turn into a whirlwind of appointments and treatments after a cancer diagnosis. For my guest Belinda Gill, she felt lucky that her ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) diagnosis and treatment moved along SO quickly (thanks to her perceptive doctors!), and she joins the podcast today to talk about her journey so far.
In this episode, Belinda dives into the difficulty of making quick life-changing health decisions, prioritizing what she wants for her survivorship, and why it’s CRUCIAL to be prepared for the common physical and psychosocial challenges of cancer (because they are more normal than you think!).
- Public versus private insurance In Australia—and what this meant for Belinda’s budget and treatment options
- Her experience looking for a bra after her mastectomy—plus, we share some laughs about tissue expanders
- The challenge of balancing appointments with work & life obligations
- One of the HARDEST parts of her recovery
- Why you need to worry less about what other people think
- What I believe is the missing link in the standard of care
And much more!
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