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I need help dealing with breast cancer!

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I think you almost go through a grieving process.... terror, disbelief, anger, and you finally come to a place of acceptance. I found unbelievable strength within myself, more than I ever thought was "in there." The most fearful time is waiting for the tests, once you find out your plan, there is nothing more that is unknown as far as your condition. It is almost like you say to yourself... "I've got breast cancer, so now what are WE going to do about it?" I think there are a lot of women who try to make "lemon-aid out of our batch of lemons." I shared my entire experience with my community to reassure other women IF you are diagnosed, it is not the end of your life. I really pushed other women to get mammograms because early detection is the key. You pretty much go into warrior mode, put on those big girl panties and charge ahead. You make a whole new batch of friends in the process and you will be surprised how many women have been through treatment years ago and just never said anything. There is a lot of support on this board, such wonderful women, such brave, strong, women. So many have children so they have extra incentive to march bravely through the battle. You will have your bad days too but they pass. You keep your eye on the future because you will get back to your normal life. This is my fifth year post-treatment, and I just had another clean check-up last week. This is one of life's experiences that you would never choose to have but there is something oddly positive about it. You find a new you inside yourself. It is survival, strength, courage, and camaraderie in it's purest form. Hang in there... you are on a journey but you don't have to go it alone. You have plenty of company. Fight-On Warrior Girl! Take care and big huge healing hugs, Sharon
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    • Connie Logan Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      That was beautiful. You inspired me too and I bet a lot of other women. Thank you.

      over 7 years Flag
    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2006

      Another Awesome response Sharon. My prayers and thoughts continue to be with you and all our Sisters Of Hope on and off the site. And to the person who asked the question . Stay encouraged, think , positive and remember this to shall pass. Love...

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      Another Awesome response Sharon. My prayers and thoughts continue to be with you and all our Sisters Of Hope on and off the site. And to the person who asked the question . Stay encouraged, think , positive and remember this to shall pass. Love and Blessing!!!

      over 7 years Flag
    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2006

      Another Awesome response Sharon. My prayers and thoughts continue to be with you and all our Sisters Of Hope on and off the site. And to the person who asked the question . Stay encouraged, think , positive and remember this to shall pass. Love...

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      Another Awesome response Sharon. My prayers and thoughts continue to be with you and all our Sisters Of Hope on and off the site. And to the person who asked the question . Stay encouraged, think , positive and remember this to shall pass. Love and Blessing!!!

      over 7 years Flag
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Always remember the sick little kids at st Jude's that gets me every time
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  • Elena Ohlbrecht Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    You will get thru it but take it one day at a time. My favorite saying to myself is "just keep swimming".
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I focused on the future I wanted to be a part of and my faith. I finished chemo(6 round taxotere/cytoxan) 6/30/2011 and radiation 9/21 /2011. Today I am free of camcer and trying to get on with life. You can make it through. You will be surprised how strong you can be. Don' t be afraid to use the meds to manage side effects.
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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