3 Things That Were Helpful During My Journey

June 2017

The breast cancer experience is a very personal journey, but that does not have to mean that it's a solitary one. At Carolina Breast Friends, we know the value of talking to and learning from those who have been down that road themselves. When our Survivorship Committee recently gathered, we asked them to reflect on and share three things that were particularly helpful on their journey. Here is what some of them had to say.


  • Associate yourself with positive, uplifting people and situations. Remove negative situations and people from your life. You may have to love some people from a distance.
  • Have at least one person that you trust and can go to at any time to talk openly.
  • Allow yourself to feel whatever you feel. There are no rules. There is no right or wrong way to feel.


  • Scripture and prayer really increased my faith throughout my journey.
  • The support of family and friends was phenomenal and kept me encouraged.
  • [Upbeat] worship music kept me going, and I always had it coming through my headphones at chemo treatments.     


  • My support network
  • My faith
  • Humor


  • Talking to someone who had the same procedure
  • Looking at pictures online of the procedure results
  • Laughing, Laughing, Laughing


  • Being well-informed
  • Humor
  • The support group for young survivors [at the Pink House]


  • Talking to other survivors
  • My family
  • Prayers


  • Remembering that attitude and gratitude keeps things in perspective
  • Laughter and finding joy each day
  • Becoming active at the Pink House

We thank all of the Survivors who shared the things that helped--and continue to help--keep them going. We are glad not only to offer programs and services that foster many of these elements but also to facilitate sharing and mentoring within the breast cancer community.

Click here to learn about the programs and events Carolina Breast Friends offers at the Pink House.


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