February 22nd, 2014
| Survivor: Breast Cancer
In this guest blog post, Marlena Ortiz, the founder of Beating Cancer In Heels, shares the top 3 changes that she's experienced among survivors. Read more to find out how to take these challenges head on.
Now that the treatments have stopped, the support lessens. This means it's time to start your second chance at life but you can't because you feel stuck. Now the question is, how can you manage your new mindset after cancer?
Through my research as well as personal and professional experiences, I have discovered the top three changes survivors face. These changes can be overwhelming at times if you don't learn how to manage them. Don't you worry, that's why I am here. I have coached many through these changes and now I would like to coach you. Enjoy!
1) Face Your Fears
There are two main fears that survivors face: the fear of recurrence and the fear of being judged/labeled. The first step to facing these fears is to accept them.
2) Change Of Perspective
Going through cancer treatment will result in a change of perspective. To start off, define what your new perspective is. For many of us, we now understand - to the deepest level of understanding - that today is a gift and if you don't have your health, you don't have anything.
To embrace this new perspective, you must accept that you are a CHAMPION! Let it shine.
TIP: Remind yourself of the people who gave you courage and how it help you.
It's also important to share your new perspective with the people who matter most. Not everyone will relate but the right ones will respect it.
TIP: the more you share or listen, the faster you know who to surround yourself with.
3) Discover Your New Needs & Desires
After a humbling experience such as cancer, your needs and desires may become simplified. The most important things for most of us become health and happiness.
to continue the conversation.
Want to blog with us ?