You can spend your time stewing over the past. But you can’t change it. You can’t change the fact that you had cancer. But you can use it as a turning point. You can choose to make it the starting point of a downward slide or you can make it the low point of your heroic tale. You get to choose.
With 80% of breast cancer cases being estrogen receptor positive, a lot of women are on hormone therapy both during and after their treatments. What are the risks, side effects and ways to help with the side effects?
Why do so many of us struggle when we expect to be happy and relieved after breast cancer? What are survivors worried about? What things do they fear? What things took them by surprise? Most of these things fall into 4 main categories. The first is the loss of structure. The second is the waning of support. The third is fear of the future. And the final is the surge of suppressed emotions from during treatment.
It’s a perfect storm for anxiety and depression.
So many of us expect new habits to stick immediately. But the truth is that you have to overcome a lifetime of old habits and patterns to integrate or learn new things. In this podcast we talk about why new things are hard to learn and some tactics to make it easier.