“You have breast cancer”…
Anybody who has heard these words would distinctly remember how it made them feel. Having survived one of the deadly diseases can shake you from the core. Ranging from your physical appearance to mental health, expect the unexpected. However, positive reminders every now and then are essential to keep you on track for a great life ahead.
So, here’s a reminder that you went through something brutal, but you got out of it and survived.
DON’T LOSE HOPE
You have fought a war and you emerged victorious, and best, you can still do great things. Having battled breast cancer does not define you. You have been made superior to all creations and that’s all you are. Having a firm belief in your abilities and trusting the process can help you attain all the goals you have set for your new life.
YOUR EXPERIENCE IS YOUR NEW NORMAL – ACCEPT IT
Getting done with breast cancer you may feel empowered and enthusiastic about resuming your past life. But you must know to accept a few new normal in your social life, career, and domestic life as well. If you end up needing more than usual help, have difficulty memorizing things, or just scattered brain do not go hard on yourself. Its all due to the massive dual you have just been through.
THE FEAR OF RE-OCCURENCE
They may say “it ain’t over till it’s over” but anybody who has confronted breast cancer knows it ain’t over even after it’s over. The fear of the recurrence of breast cancer is for all the right reasons. The incidence of recurrence of breast cancer at the same or different site is higher in those who have been affected with it previously. Going through routine screening and following a healthy lifestyle will aid you to defy odds of breast cancer recurrence.
LOVE YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU ARE WORTH IT
Acceptance brings peace and if you accept your altered physical and mental states you will be happy and can do more with available resources. But above all, if all you need is a break and a pause go for it. Care for yourself in whatever way it makes you feel better. You are worth all the attention and love you can show for yourself. Do not forget to love yourself and your journey every single day.
WE ARE WITH YOU
Remember you are not alone in this condition. There are many survivors, families, friends and healthcare professionals who have been witnessing journeys just like ours. If you feel secluded at any time reconnect with people who have stood by with you. Spend time with your family and friends, reconnect and cherish all the positives in your life.