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Good morning! Yesterday was my 1 year anniversary :) I am so confused! I don't know I if I should celebrate or cry because I am upset about going through this ordeal! Please help - all I do is pray to get through the days. What should I differently?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 8 years
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  • Lysa Allison Profile
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    Having had breast cancer helped me realize what is truly important in life. I was a career oriented person but realized that my true friends and family are what life is all about. The experience has also brought me closer to God. I chose to try and take a bad experience and learn all I could from it. God loves you too and will guide you if you ask. God bless you.
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
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      乳癌幸存者从 2007

      Great answer!

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    • Lysa Allison Profile
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      You write great answers Sharon so that is a real compliment coming from you.

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  • Kim Wallis Profile
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    I look at my breast cancer as a speed bump, I have to slow down and take it easy going over it but I am still on the same road heading in the same direction. I was diagnosed 6 months ago so I am right in the middle of it, it is hard sometimes but I can think of many things that could be worse. I wake up every morning, see the sunshine, talk to the people I love and care about and get ready for what life is going to bring me. This is what gives me strength and I celebrate that. Everyday for the past year you have taken a step forward, keep doing that and don't look back, celebrate everyday, life's great no matter what we are dealing with.
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    • Therese McKenna Profile
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      Kim I am newly diagnosed just a week now and this is so helpful! I'm typically a super positive always strong women but this has shaken me! Reading your post is so helpful! Thank you,

      over 5 years Flag
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    It's important to surround yourself with good people I have stage IV breast cancer that has gone to my bones and I had I repeat I had a friend that told me oh well pull yourself up by the boot straps well it's been a year I'm still here so please don't let people like her say things like that keep on going and God bless you
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
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      You go girl! You are a real warrior. Your advice and positive outlook is absolutely that fighting spirit we all need!
      Blessings to you.... Sharon

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  • Mickie Hall Profile
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    I was diagnosed with Stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma in January 2010. I can honestly say I never asked "why me". After all, why not me. I am fortunate to have gone through breast cancer with my mother and my mother-in-law. Don't know if it will help you or not but this is how I look at my cancer. It is what it is, I cannot control it. All I can do is learn everything I can about my cancer and choose my doctors carefully. When I tell others that my cancer has been a Blessing to me, they all answer with the same "WHAT"!!!! For me, it is the absolute truth. My relationship with God is so much stronger now than it has ever been and after all, only He knows what is ahead for me. If I am cured, it will be wonderful. If not, I will go to live with my God and be reunited with loved ones who have already passed. There is nothing bad about that. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other, breathe in and breathe out, surround yourself with POSITIVE people and try to keep your sense of humor. Laughter does wonders for the soul. Everything happens for a reason even though we may not understand what that reason is. You will be okay, in your time. You are already a survivor and you should be proud fo that. God Bless you and keep you!
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
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    Survivor since 2007
    Good morning...and it IS a good morning because you have come through a war and have won! I think it does take a while to get over the shock of what has happened but here you are.... post breast cancer and treatment. We all deal with this experience in a different way. What might work for one woman, might not be the answer for another. Not knowing what kind of breast cancer treatment you had or if you had a mastectomy, lumpectomy, chemo or not I am kind of going out on my proverbial limb. First place I would start is your doctor, tell him or her how you are feeling. You may be dealing with a bit of depression. You might even think about joining a group of breast cancer survivors. Talking about your feelings will help get them out in the open. As you talk and listen to others, you might find women who have gone through the same thoughts. I would also start doing some kind of exercise. If you are close to a "Y" or a community center, they usually have low-cost exercise programs. Two things would happen. You would not only start moving your body, but meeting new people. There are all sorts of classes you can look around for in your community. What do you enjoy doing? Do you like to read, knit, Bible study, quilt, cook, mountain climb, whatever, there is usually a group in your area you might join. Do you belong to a church? What this all is getting to is you need to get back to living. Your life has been disrupted and filled by appointments, procedures, illness, etc. When it is all over, there is an odd void in your life and you have a chance to say to yourself....."Now what?" Start with your doctor as he or she might put you on an anti-depressant for a little while and also suggest some breast cancer survivors group to get you on the right path. We are always here on this board to help our "sisters". No doubt, many of us have had the same feelings as you are going through right now. Hang in there Sista!
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  • Isabel Souchet Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2010
    Congratulations to you. I am almost at my two-year anniversary for the surgery, just a year out of treatment. Don't question your feelings, whatever you feel is okay for you. There is no normal, we are all different. I, too, felt happy n sad bout my anniversary. I try not to think about what happened, I just go on with my life and enjoy. You will b okay and it helps reach out and talk to other survivors.
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  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2003
    Good morning. Congratulations on being a survivor. A friend told me when I felt down to rejoice you are a survivor. Surround yourself with positive things embrace your family, the beauty around you and thank our dear Lord for the Blessings he has given you Do not dwell in the negative what if's and woe is me It was a good reminder to help me look at my surroundings and rejoice. I am a survivor not a victim. May God Bless
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