I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in January of 2016. I completed chemo in July 2016 and I am currently on hormonal therapy and going in for Zometa (targeted therapy) every 6 months. One of the most effective lifestyle changes I have made is that I dedicate time for self-care. Going through cancer and recovery takes time. I realized my body has been through a lot and dedicating time to take care of myself helps with the healing process.
I truly find the most support from my family, closest friends, and other breast cancer survivors. My family and friends are always rooting for me and always there for me whenever I need them. During my diagnosis, I have met so many other incredible women who also went through breast cancer and we have such a special bond now. We all totally get each other and they are always there to encourage one another. Everything has brought me joy, the good and the bad. Cancer has taught me that life and time is precious and I really believe that we should embrace the good in our life instead of dwelling on anything that’s ever gone wrong.
It is definitely not an easy road, but you will get through it! Recovery will take time, but find something that you enjoy or find therapeutic. It will help you through the healing. And be sure to believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Also, please know that you are not alone!
Being diagnosed with breast cancer was one of the worst things that happened in my life. However, it has given me a perspective that I am forever grateful for. A lot of good came out of it too, and I hope that anyone that is going through breast cancer continues to see silver linings.