“Being brave is making a conscious choice to get on a scary ride even though you’re terrified. Having cancer is waking up on the scary ride, being terrified, and holding on with your teeth gritted. If you’ re really lucky someone will eventually let you off.”
So this quote (unknown source) is one I shared on Facebook back in December 2011 after my initial diagnosis and surgery to remove the breast cancer from my right breast.
Some people liken the experience of breast cancer and its treatments to a battle. A war against breast cancer some say. But how can you be at war with your own body? If you’ve “lost the battle” does that mean you are a failure?
No. I do not believe that this experience has been a battle. It really has been more like the rollercoaster ride described in the quote above…