Why This is the Most Fabulous Time of My Life
In May of 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Once surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment was over there was no manual, prescription, or remedy to help me recover from the physical, emotional, and mental impact of the experience, nor help me restore myself back to normal, whatever that may be.
This is the most fabulous time in my life because I have found a “new identity” as a result of my cancer. I’m creating new opportunities, embarking on a new journey and I feel empowered to take control of my life instead of it controlling me. I am 50 years old, and I feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually stronger than ever before because I am a survivor.
In approaching my battle with breast cancer, I chose to be victorious rather than be a victim, and I celebrate each and every day of my life! That’s why I created the Breast Cancer Partner, an organization that focuses on breast cancer recovery through health and wellness.
Breast Cancer Partner provides tools, resources and information to help breast cancer survivors recover, restore and reenergize themselves after treatment, and Breast Cancer Partner functions as a “partner” to breast cancer survivors (and their families) who are nearing the end of or have completed treatment, are on their journey to recovery, or who are cancer free.
My goal is to help breast cancer survivors effectively cope with and manage life post-treatment, empower them to become their own health and wellness advocate and adopt a lifestyle and practices aimed at cancer prevention and survival.
Ultimately, I want to create a world in which each and every breast cancer survivor lives a life that is full of vitality, cancer free and without fear, so that recovery is a life-enhancing, and not a life-limiting, event.