Giving Thanks, Despite Cancer

Giving Thanks, Despite Cancer
Journey_Toward_Pink_Path_Jessica_Grono Thanksgiving is a time when we celebrate family, friends and peace. Pumpkin pies and the smell of turkey should be foremost in our minds. Instead, for many of us with cancer, cancer is never far from the fore. A year ago, my breast cancer journey had just begun. I sat in the waiting room as they were preparing for my second mammogram. I scanned the magazine covers with Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations. In a few hours, they would tell me I needed a biopsy because they saw something that didn't look quite right. Cancer has a way of pulling us down mentally, emotionally and physically. Self-pity is uncontrollable for awhile as you navigate your own destiny. But beyond our own cancer bubble, life is constantly moving and changing. Time doesn't stop for cancer, and being thankful shouldn't stop either. I learned I needed a biopsy three days before Thanksgiving. I was terrified because it could benching, or it could be the worst-case scenario. I felt like I had a big blinking question mark over my head. Everyone could see it, but no one had the answers. How could anyone feel thankful when awaiting diagnosis for a potential cancer? How can you face your loved ones and act as if nothing is happening to you? How do you face the next day? All of these questions and more enter your mind when you're dealing with cancer. Take a breath and look around you. There are always reasons to be thankful. When you have breast cancer, many things revolve around internal he
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