I have two children and two grandchildren.
I have no other family members; my parents passed away when I was only 13-years-old.
My mother died of breast cancer at 38. I, myself, was diagnosed with stage 3 invasive breast cancer. I had dmx surgery and had a total of 3 nodes taken from my arms; two in my right and one in my left.
I am fighting my cancer battler alone. I am fighting for my life, and the only person I can depend on is myself.
I am new to the area and haven’t met anyone with a similar diagnosis.
I am scared, and my children are too. I have an abusive ex-husband which makes it very hard for my 16-year-old son and I to live a life of normalcy. It’s not fair that my ex gets to live his life freely while I am fighting for mine; faced with death every day.
I remain strong in this fight, but it’s not easy. I cry a lot when I am alone.
I just want you all to know that if I can do this, you can too.
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.