By: Cora Fahy
A Galway girls guide to navigating life….and a breast cancer diagnosis.
“I release my suffering and welcome opportunities and blessings.”
This mantra showed up on my FB feed a few weeks ago, and it made an impression. So much so, I had to write it down.
My name is Cora Fahy, and I am a woman surviving breast cancer, as are probably the majority of you reading this. So you most likely GET this saying more than most….because we all have had to do a version of it since we were given this diagnosis.
Hearing the words “it’s cancer”, can either bring you to your knees, or bring you to your feet.
What I have experienced on the IG and FB breast cancer community, is that we are all STANDING TALL, and in the process, inspiring others.
So instead of giving you the story of my cancer, I give you the story of my life SINCE that fateful day. It’s filled with blessings, shenanigans (I am Irish after all ☘️🇮🇪🤣) and opportunities.
Opportunities to harness the suffering of diagnosis, chemo, surgeries, Tamoxifen and fear of recurrence or metastasis; using it to fuel my passion for advocacy, education, a career in Oncology Rehabilitation and Lymphedema Management. Of giving back to a community that gave ME so much support and love.
So. Many. Blessings.
Cancer does not define me.
I define IT!