Thoughts from Tawnya-Stage 1, 28 years old, from Canada diagnosed during the pandemic and an Ambassador for Learn Look Locate: So honored to share her thoughts on how her pain has given her a sense of how strong she is and how she is healing from the whole journey.
“Over the past few weeks, I have had to learn how to heal and recover mentally, physically, emotionally. I have been attempting to rise up and move forward with my life after cancer.
I’ve had to learn how to love and accept this new appearance of my body and how to be comfortable living in it. I frequently have to remember to be easy and gentle with myself. I’ve had to allow myself to move slower and take my time as I try to get back to my pre-op flexibility and strength.
I am not ashamed of my scars, and I will never try to hide them. These wounds remind me of my strength, my perseverance and ability to conquer whatever life throws my way.
These scars remind me of my relentless resilience.
This body is capable of incredible things and I am so grateful to be living in it.
I had cancer, cancer did not have me.”