Being able to talk to someone about your breast cancer journey is an important part of of your emotional health. It can be hard to talk to friends and family who don't quite understand what you're going through, which is why having support group or "buddy" who is a breast cancer survivor can be the best outlet for your emotional ups and downs.
A few years ago our daughter Sara called me. Diane, the mother of one of her friends, had just been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, and Sara wanted to know if I would call and talk to her about my experience. Over the course of the next year Diane and I developed a phone and email friendship centered on her treatment…