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Our Story captures humanly experiences of living with cancer—the stories that make up our lives and shape who we want to be.

Alyson , on Self-care

I believe in Chanukah miracles.  Today I am just over one year into my metastatic, triple negative breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.  When I was first diagnosed, I thought my life was over.  I expected constant pain and suffering, nausea, and not being able to get out of bed. I thought I would have to quit my job.  I imagined myself lying in my bed with the room spinning – which was how I felt in 2008 when I had my first breast cancer diagnosis (Stage III ER +).

Caroline, on Self-care

A friend of mine said to me recently, 'Have you always been this positive?' Which I thought was a funny reaction to a conversation where I was being what I think of as my pretty cynical self. But I think what he was noting was my level of acceptance … and I just can't use all the emotional energy to be angry or frustrated.

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