Reality is hard to come to terms with
But it wasn't all smooth sailing after being cancer-free. Colleen's treatments and recovery process had taken a huge toll on her mental and physical condition. The long days of chemo and the recovery after the transplant had tired out her body and weakened her muscles. Being the strong, young woman she was right before her cancer diagnosis, it was hard for Colleen to adjust her expectations to what she is able to do now. She constantly has a feeling that she isn't as good as she used to be back then, and that fact has been really difficult for her to come to terms with.