I’ve gotten plenty of emails from breast cancer survivors stating those exact words! You can blame the steroids all through treatment, but after treatment, I think the more accurate explanations would be these:
Breast Cancer brought much clarity into my life.
I’m no longer afraid to say what I think.
I do not tolerate or call people friends who only use me for their personal gain.
My anger does not get suppressed any more as I am learning to express it.
I now recognize when others are trying to manipulate me.
My opinions matter, and I’m not afraid to state how I feel.
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When we exhibit these new behaviors, we often think we are a “bitch” because we don’t have a better word to describe it. For some, these behaviors are totally foreign.
“Who is this person?” you wonder.
You are a new, emotionally healthier version of your former self, that’s who! Rejoice in it! Many people never have the opportunity to learn these valuable life lessons!