It’s not a journey, it’s a process (collection of journal sketches)

by Kelly Johnston

 “These are drawings taken from my diary/journal during treatment. One thing that immediately annoyed me was being told it was a journey. No, a journey implies you are going somewhere nice. This is a process, an endurance. When I was confronted by good intentioned ignorance I vented here. I wrote and sketched my thoughts, worries and frustrations over the course of treatment and am still doing so (although not so much) during my adjustment to my “new normal”.”

  1. Out of Darkness
  2. Picc line
  3. Recovery
  4. Round Six
  5. The Grief of Cancer
  6. Contemplating Surgery
  7. Farewell Breast (1)
  8. Farewell Breast (2)
  9. Daylight
  10. It Will Not Define Us
  11. Healing and Acceptance

Kelly Johnston- Out of Darkness

Kelly Johnston- Pics LineKelly Johnston- Recovery


Kelly Johnston- Round SixKelly Johnston- the Grief of CancerKelly Johnston-Contemplation.jpgKelly Johnston - Farewell Breast 1Kelly Johnston - Farewell Breast 2Kelly Johnston-DaylightKelly Johnston- It Will Not Define UsKelly Johnston- Healing and Acceptance


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  1. This is an absolutely incredible journal of this crazy life changing ride…I wish I had done more journalling..has intended to but didnt have the energy! I love that you did!..

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  2. These journal sketches and entries are very powerful
    I identified with a lot of your thoughts
    I remember saying through tears to my husband shortly after diagnosis “ this will not define who I am “ ( March 2018)

    Thankyou for sharing you are very talented

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