By now you probably all know how I feel about sharing our stories. If you write a blog and/or read blogs, it’s all about sharing our stories, right? Nothing is more validating or more healing than sharing, being heard and finding camaraderie with others who understand. This is why when I was asked earlier this year to participate in a project called, Breast Cancer Survivor Secrets, I had to say yes.
Breast Cancer Survivor Secrets is a new eGuide series created by Gai Comans, a breast cancer survivor and health and wellness advocate. Gai was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 38 and now dedicates much of her life’s work to reaching out to help others who are also facing this wretched disease. One way she chose to do this was to interview 21 women about their breast cancer experiences, insights, strategies and tools for taking back some control. Gai compiled the interviews together creating the beginnings of her new eGuide series. I am pleased to be one of the women interviewed for the first two editions.
The first guide in the series is called, Empower Your Life. The topic for the first interview was, “What do you wish you had been told when you were diagnosed with cancer?’
The next guide in the series comes out on April 2 and the topic will be, “What do you wish you had been told when your treatment for cancer was finished?” I fully realize some of you are not finished with treatment and never will be, but I’m hoping there will still be beneficial material for everyone presented. And when I asked Gai about including the metastatic community’s interests, she said she hopes to devote an upcoming eGuide specific to this group’s issues.
I am honored to be included in the first two eGuides. Thank you, Gai, for asking me to contribute my “secrets,” which are really just a few of my thoughts. My interview begins on p. 62. I hope others find it helpful.
After all, sharing, witnessing and validating each others’ experiences is what it’s always all about.
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Note: The opinions expressed by other survivors presented in this guide are not necessarily the same as mine. We are all different in how we cope with a cancer diagnosis. And this is how it should be.