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Brenda’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lung Cancer)

Lung Cancer StoriesI went into the ER in March of 2012 thinking I had pneumonia, but in the end I found out it wasn’t. On March 21, 2012 , my anniversary, I found out I had cancer, stage 3B, in my left lung and lymphoid.

At first I went through a wide range of emotions; ‘my God, who is going to take care of my family’ was the biggest thing on my mind because I have always been the one who was always strong, never sick, and who took care of everyone. What would my family do if I wasn’t here?! I never once had a ”why me” thought. I was just plain worried about my family and their well being. At that point I told myself to pull myself up, hit cancer head on, and to let it know that cancer had never met a witch like me, and I will kick its butt!!

My cancer went into remission, and my PET Scans came back with no active signs of cancer by the end if June, so I was given a vacation from chemo for two months. I went back on maintenance chemo until after my most recent PET Scan which I had in February. It came back showing 3 new very small active cancer spots. Now I’m back on a more aggressive chemo again with no certain end date, if any, but hey I have too much to live for and too many things I want to do to just give up. Don’t get me wrong, I am human and I have my moments, but they are very small. I refuse to let cancer take any part of me that I can control, so I will not give up and give in! As I said from the start, cancer has never met a which like me and I will kick its butt!

Brenda
Indiana
Submitted 4-2-13

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