Midori, on Fear

Why did this happen? What can I do to keep this from coming back? The fear of recurrence is very real. It sort of invades your whole life down to every time I eat a piece of chocolate. Should I be eating this? I feel guilty about this. A glass of wine. Is this bad? Red meat?

Ricki, on Fear

Having breast cancer, stage three triple negative, makes you fearless. I really am fearless. I'll go out in that bay and paddle board anywhere by myself at six o'clock in the morning.

Michael, on Fear

I used to run away from the darkness. I used to run away from the fear, and the only thing I was doing at that point was letting it grow bigger and bigger and bigger. And what I've learned is sometimes I just need to sit with it and just talk myself through it.

Michael, on Fear

But I remember at that point, I thought, 'I don't want to give fear all this power.' And that was when you could just feel the shift coming. And I just remember that after that, it was interesting. When I would feel that darkness coming, I'd say, 'Okay, but fear, you're not taking my power away.

Alyson, on Fear

I feel like triple-negative breast cancer and metastatic cancer is different from other breast cancers because the path is just unknown. I have to tell people, "I don't know if it's going to ever come to an end." So I really have to accept that it's part of my life. It's not something I can brush under the rug and put behind me.

Midori, on Fear

It's actually the psychological impact afterward when you stop treatment, when you're not going in for regular check-ins, when you have this cloud of anxiety about what you're eating or drinking, or this pain and whether that pain means something else.

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