Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
On being young…
“I think the hardest thing for me was….I know that young women get breast cancer all the time, but I didn’t know any of them.
I didn’t know where they were.
I would go into the infusion room, and people were older.
And they were all looking at me, and I was looking at them, and I felt like we couldn’t relate.
So, I felt like nobody understood what I was going through.
I get on the message boards a lot, and I meet women my age, but not in person.”
If I could go back and do it over, of course, I wouldn’t want this diagnosis.
But, it’s been such a blessing to me.
All the people, and all the friends that I didn’t know I had… people would go on my Bridge page and tell me what I fighter I was.
Because of breast cancer, I have gotten to talk to people, even if it’s on the Internet, I have made friends for life…. people who would do anything in the world for me.
Now we have a bond together.
And, those people wouldn’t have come into my life if I hadn’t gotten breast cancer.”
Toyah Bray | 36 | Crowley, TX | mother of Lacey and Kyle | wife to Danny | IT project manager
Diagnosis: Stage II Invasive Ductal Carcinoma August 2009 | Lumpectomy September 2009 | Chemotherapy October 2009 – February 2010 Radiation March – May 2010 | Survivor