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I survived breast cancer and should be on cloud nine, but life isn’t quite that simple

Stephanie Gilman


Stephanie Gilman faced a series of stumbling blocks when she recovered from the disease, which left her with a profound insight

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Stephanie Gilman was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 28. Photo: Stock image

Stephanie Gilman was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 28. Photo: Stock image

Stephanie Gilman was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 28. Photo: Stock image

“I think we can confidently say that you’re experiencing a major depressive episode,” my doctor recently told me during our virtual appointment after listening to me describe my mood and asking me standard screening questions for depression. We made a plan to change my antidepressant and add more sessions with my therapist. “We’ll get you better soon,” she said. “I promise.”

It wasn’t supposed to be this way.


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