I Had Cancer, Cancer Did Not Have Me!

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.”⁠⁠