The Single Best Way to Reduce Your Anxiety After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
No one tells you being diagnosed with cancer is as much an emotional battle as a physical battle. You try and act normal, but in the quiet moments, the fear mounts, and you are desperate for relief.
Fortunately, You’ve asked for a Fortify survivor mentor with Faith Through Fire. You pull out your phone and text your mentor, letting them know how you are feeling. You hit send and wait anxiously. A moment later, you hear a ding and glance at your phone. You aren’t disappointed; the message staring back says, “I’m here, and it’s okay, I did it, and so can you!”
- Instant access to a thriving survivor to encourage you during treatment and in the transition to survivorship.
- Priority stay at our respite house at Innsbrook Resort
- Receive HUGS Build-A-Bears for your children or grandchildren as a tangible source of emotional support.
- Access to other area nonprofits that can meet your individualized needs.
- Instant access to our FearLess Guide
- Access to our private online community
- Education on trauma and referrals to additional networks of care-therapists specializing in cancer, lymphedema, sexual dysfunction, etc.
Having a mentor isn't guaranteed to make you feel less sad but it could make you feel connected, supported and cared for. Isn't that worth pursuing?
Anxiety and Fear are Common Byproducts of a Cancer Diagnosis
If you haven’t already- be kind to yourself and fill out this form. By filling out this short form you receive access to a positive thriving survivor in the Fortify Peer mentorship program to encourage you during treatment. We know cancer is overwhelming which is why this relationship is conducted mainly through text messaging to be low maintenance and unobtrusive.
I hate admitting this, but I was a mess after being diagnosed with breast cancer. You can have an army of support behind you, but they don’t know what it’s like to fear for your life. I would text my mentor in my darkest moments, and she would encourage me. I could tell her my worries without fear of judgment and found comfort in her quiet confidence that things would be okay. I never felt alone, and for that, I am so grateful.”