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Cancer Journal Seeing the Light: My Journey Fighting Breast Cancer Mother's Day

Hope for the Future

Breast cancer treatment has come a long way in recent years, and there is more hope for patients than ever before. New treatments, including targeted therapies and immunotherapy, are being developed and tested all the time. With early detection, support from loved ones, and a positive attitude, women with breast cancer can beat the disease.

I fought breast cancer without Mental health therapy, trying to make it one day at a time. My daughter was my motivation. I wanted to watch her grow old without being the reason for her trauma.Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, affecting millions worldwide every year.

Dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis is a rollercoaster of emotions. My focus was to constantly remind myself to be strong and keep fighting my family needed me. I thought of weird shit like how is Doug going to do Laila's hair ? Shes never going to eat the steak I make for her again because daddy just doesn't get it right. My thoughts were scary I didn't make plans because I just didn't think id make it the way I felt the pain , how sick I got I really didn't think I would be here to talk about my experience , I didn't think that I would be making plans again my thoughts were so dark I didn't see past this . Crying Alone I was scared but I didn't want to burden my family and friends with my emotions, so I cried alone for the most part. It was hard, but it helped me build emotional resilience. 

Pushing Past the Pain

Chemotherapy was rough, and there were days that I felt like giving up. However, I reminded myself that I wanted to live for my daughter and that motivated me to push through the pain.

Staying Positive

Staying positive and strong is essential in fighting cancer. Having a positive outlook helped me stay motivated and confident in my fight.

Importance of Hope: Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Setting Goals

During my fight with breast cancer, I set small goals for myself, such as walking a certain distance or cooking a meal. Accomplishing these goals gave me hope and kept me motivated.

Finding Positivity

It's important to find positivity in everyday life. I found hope and strength in my faith, inspirational quotes, and the support of friends and family.

Celebrating Milestones

During times of struggle, it's important to celebrate the milestones along the way, such as finishing chemotherapy or having a clean scan. Celebrating these moments gave me hope for a brighter future.

Motivation: Watching My Daughter Grow Old

The unconditional love and support of my family helped motivated me to keep going, especially my daughter. She just told me that , shes going to tell people im her hero because I had cancer an I beat it I just looked at her , an smiled because wow . You never know.Watching my daughter grow old and have her own family is my ultimate goal. Everything I do is motivated by this desire, and it gave me strength and purpose .I want to be a shining light of hope for my daughter and others struggling with breast cancer. I want to show them that it's possible to live a full life, even after such a difficult experience.

Avoiding Trauma: Not Being the Reason My Child is Traumatized

Protecting My Child

As a mother, the last thing I wanted was for my child to be traumatized by my illness. I tried to protect her from my struggles as much as possible.

Keeping Things as Normal as Possible

Continuing with routine and normal activities helped keep things stable for my daughter and minimized the impact of my illness on her life.

Showing Strength and Resilience

My daughter saw me fighting and staying strong, which gave her hope and resilience as well.

Overcoming Challenges: It Does Get Better

Physical Challenges

Breast cancer and its treatments come with various physical challenges, such as hair loss, nausea, fatigue, and more. However, these symptoms can be managed through the right support and medical care.

Emotional Challenges

Breast cancer also comes with emotional challenges, such as fear, anxiety, and depression. However, these feelings can be managed with the right emotional support and care.

Social Challenges

During treatment, social interactions may become challenging, as people may be unsure how to react or what to say. However, being open and honest can help build strong relationships and support networks.

Being a Fighter

Fighting breast cancer takes strength and perseverance. It's not an easy battle, but it's worth every moment of the fight.

Finding Hope

There's always hope, even during the darkest moments. With the right support and care, it's possible to overcome breast cancer and shine brightly in the world.

Celebrating Life

Every day is a gift, and it's important to celebrate life in all its forms. Breast cancer may be a challenge, but it's also an opportunity to grow and appreciate what truly matters.


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