(Alex Whitaker-Cheadle/ Healthline) — Through my battle with breast cancer, I overcame many obstacles. In the past 3 years since my diagnosis, I have learned that the mental obstacles were just as challenging to overcome as the physical obstacles.
Many of the treatments and surgeries I underwent left me feeling like only a shadow of my “pre-cancer” self. In what felt like a split second, I lost many of the physical traits that gave me confidence — my long hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, and youthful skin.
I also lost the feeling of security in my own body that can be hard to understand for someone who has not gone through such a health crisis. (…)
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