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Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better. An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust.
"If something doesn't seem right, I trust my gut and look for answers." -Member of MyBCTeam
"When I was first diagnosed, I kept my mouth shut even if my doctor said something incorrect or wrong for my body. I'm learning to trust those feelings - my intuition - and speak up." -Member of MyBCTeam
Here are some conversations about trust on MyBCTeam:
• "Again a shout out to all the ladies who encourage us to go with instincts and getting a second opinion or changing docs. I changed oncos and regret not doing it sooner. What a difference in the relationship! I feel sooooo much more comfortable and have trust again."
• "I’m so sick of doctors second guessing my decision to stay flat and not reconstruct. I’m tired of hearing I’ll regret it or won’t be happy. Or that I haven’t processed my cancer blah blah. I came across this article and sent it to my plastic surgeon and said “just a thought”. Next thing I know he posted it to his business Facebook page...Validation at its finest."
• "I thought I would share what I learned... First, remember you are in control. It’s also important to do your research and ask questions... take someone with you that you trust because all the information you will receive during your consultation appointments will be overwhelming."
Was there a moment when you doubted yourself and later realized that your instinct was right? Or an instance when you were glad you trusted yourself? Share that moment in the comments below or directly on MyBCTeam.com.