A Rollercoaster of Emotions
As Shell struggled with the emotional damage of losing her hair, she also had to deal with the strain of several extended hospital stays. In fact, she’d ultimately find herself on a rollercoaster of emotions as she was put through treatment and declared healed, at which point she dared to believe she could return to her regular life — only to have those hopes dashed by a second, more severe diagnosis.
Ultimately, Shell would spend over three years battling cancer, much of that time during COVID and its many restrictions. And as if a forced hospital stay weren’t bad enough already, COVID restrictions often prevented Shell’s family and loved ones from visiting, forcing Shell to endure her devastating treatment alone.