Hi everyone, my name is Cherie, and I have been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I just recently had a mastectomy and am currently in the recovery stage. I am also waiting to start chemotherapy. For me, so far it’s been a surreal experience. Never did I think I would ever be diagnosed with cancer.
I have a wonderful support network of family and friends, who are helping me to go forth and fight this dreaded disease. It can be very daunting at times when I sit and really think about what is still ahead of me, but one day at a time is how I’m dealing with it.
Cancer not only affects the person who has it, but family and friends as well. I have just watched two of my children not really cope with what I’m going through. Emotions run high. My husband just feels helpless, and some friends are not sure how to respond.
Part of me is strong and determined to fight hard and go forth, and then there is the other part that is scared and not really sure how to deal with it. Mixed emotions, but I’m sure during my journey this will change.
Well, this is my story so far, and once I’m through my journey, I’ll share more again.
The informational content of this article 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.
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.