Thursday, April 28th, 2011
On her attitude toward strength…
“I told myself, ‘I’m not going to cry.’
But I did.
But I also told myself that this is not going to get me.
It is what it is. It’s not going to kill me.
I’m going to do whatever they tell me to do. I will do everything they tell me to do.”
“I tend to be a very sacrificial person. My thing is doing things for other people, and not for myself.
I have a hard time doing things for myself.
I had to show everybody it was no big deal; it’s cancer. Everybody in the world has cancer of some kind. It’s not funny, but it’s true.
People fight it every day.
I’m not special.”
“I’m 57 years old, I’ve been through breast cancer twice, and I’m still alive. I caught a break a long time ago.
I’m not always the most positive person in the world, but I try.”
Teri Guzak | 57 | Edmond, OK | wife to Jim | mother of Jamey | retired
Diagnosis: DCIS May 2004 | Lumpectomy June 2004 | Radiation August – September 2004 | Invasive DCIS November 2007 | Lumpectomy December 2007 | Chemotherapy February – July 2008 |Radiation September – October 2008 | survivor