Stage 2, South Africa⁠

When I was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer people told me that your mindset will make or break you… and it did exactly that! ⁠

Feeling good about yourself when you’re going through the toughest fight of your life is hard. Learning to like who you are on the inside… because everything on the outside is gone… the cortisone makes you grumpy and fat, you lose your hair, eyebrows, lashes, breasts… and the person you thought you were. ⁠

I had to learn to forgive myself, to be compassionate towards myself and to love myself. In the end that is what pulled me through. It took cancer to make me feel good about the strong, resilient and kind woman I became⁠!⁠