Meet Sammie and her Perspective on Chemo

Meet Sammie, my dear friend and EMOTIONAL CONTRIBUTOR, BLOGGER and so much more… she writes so beautifully and has been through so much… here is one of her authentic blogs that you can find the rest of it on the INSPIRE tab on website under INSPIRATION – “Your Relationship with YOURSELF sets the tone for every other relationship.” ⁠ ⁠ “Feeling violated and betrayed by your own body is a normal side effect of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. As physical and emotional scars slowly start to heal, we strive to learn how to love ourselves again. This task may seem daunting and you may feel alone at times, but I promise you that many women feel this way. The path towards healing seems endless as we try to navigate our new bodies and piece ourselves back together.⁠ ⁠ Whilst in treatment, my body and mind were in survival mode. I didn’t have time to stop and contemplate the hormonal, surgical, mental and emotional changes I was going through because I was constantly focused on the next thing I had to do in order to save my life. Once treatment was over, people stopped checking in and doctor appointments died down and suddenly all I had was time. Time to stop and think about how challenging and morbid it was to have been faced with my own mortality.⁠ ⁠ When I looked in the mirror, I didn’t recognize the girl looking back at me anymore. She seemed like a stranger. The girl had wildly curly hair, (thanks chemo curls) her chest and abdomen riddled with scars, her petite frame was thin and frail, and her eyes looked tired. I thought to myself, Holy crap girl…what have you just been through? In my head when I thought of living without cancer, I thought I would be back to the old me– everything would just go back to “normal.” That wasn’t the case. ” Please go see the full blog on website plus more authentic blogs from Sammie and Patti as they share their journey with you to help CONNECT. You are not alone. ⁠