Not Really a Battle in Comparison!

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My story isn’t even a battle. It could have been, if I’d allowed it to be. I would not do that. I was diagnosed from an ultrasound. Cancer. Lumpectomy, chemotherapy — full-on chemo, I must say. Double mastectomy. My treatment lasted well over a year. I really could have let the cancer get the better of me, but I didn’t.

I have two beautiful teenage daughters and a fabulous hubby. I have so much to live for. Why wouldn’t I want to fight, if not for myself, then for everyone around me. Don’t ever give up on life! Yes it was hard and horrendous and very painful at times, but it was treatable. In this day and age women are living longer, happier, fuller lives. My advice to any woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer is I AM ME. YES ME. I AM HERE TO STAY FOR THE LONG HAUL. So really don’t worry, it does sound awful, that C word, but it truly isn’t that bad as long as you are on the ball and get diagnosed early.

The thing I found the hardest to deal with was the people around me — my friends and family. Family that more or less had me dying. LOL — no way was that going to happen! Or friends I haven’t heard from since. Quite sad but true. People don’t know how to deal with cancer. Don’t worry or think to much about your illness. I know this is easier said than done at times, but you mind is very powerful and can make a big difference in your healing. Remember there is always someone worse off than you.

Joan
Perth, Australia

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