Although life has tested me many times before, this test I never thought I could win.
In October 2016, I became very sick. My breathing was giving me issues, but I ignored the signs and continued on with life.
In January 2017, after months of difficulties with my health, I went into heart failure. I was rushed to the hospital.
I am left with an enlarged heart and will have to take medicine the rest of my life, but I’m lucky to be alive.
If that wasn’t enough, five short months later, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Three surgeries later, and I am just beginning to understand how much my life has changed.
I will continue to find the strength to get through and hope that all my pain is in the past. Be brave and stay strong.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.