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    2943 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    What did you learn?

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      triciab

      Along the treatment path, you encounter so many people. You never know what any of them is going through at any given moment - so I learned that to extend grace to those who say or do something that feels wrong or hurtful (so many well-intentioned comments which nearly crushed my soul). If cancer gave me a gift, it was to better discern those situations where grace is required but to also walk away from situations/people when needed. It's allowed me to release anger and frustration and maybe extend a hand or kind word where I may have just walked away before. There is a tangible reduction in stress. With that being said, I also use my voice more effectively to advocate for myself and others when something doesn't feel right.

      about 1 month ago
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      MarcieB

      I think we cannot help but be changed. Our bodies may be weaker - more vulnerable, but our spirits may well be stronger. I know mine is. I agree with triciab - I also feel I can better discern what is important for me in this stage of my life. I have more confidence in my decisions and I can brush off small annoyances, (at least most of the time!).

      about 1 month ago
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      banditwalker

      I learned that all my other problems are tiny in comparison. Since cancer I've had some of the biggest challenges of my life and I ended up handling it all with great strength.

      29 days ago
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    Welcome to a wonderful support site. I, like you, had triple positive cancer. This whole ‘thing’ starts a whirlwind of new words, tests, anxiety, etc. remember you are the captain of this team. You can call timeout to catch your breath, to ask more questions, etc. we are here. This is a journey…one step at a time. Hugs!

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