In All of Life's Crises Lie Opportunities
No one who is first diagnosed with breast cancer can ever imagine that having breast cancer can bring opportunities. Opportunities come when you least expect them. They depend on you and usually come when you are ready to receive them. Being open to new experiences, meeting new people, and getting acquainted in a personal way with the health care world brings new circumstances and decisions, and helps you decide what is important to you.
You are empowered to do what you choose according to the opportunities that present themselves. Dealing with breast cancer, which is a life-altering experience, brings many changes and adjustments. The prospect of having your breasts removed will never be considered an opportunity unless your breast reconstruction presents you with the breasts you may have had in the past. Others may see their breast cancer as an opportunity to reduce their breasts. Whatever circumstance you find yourself in during treatment, you have the freedom to evaluate it, address it, and then do as your heart, mind, and spirit direct you.