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Cherie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Cherie's Story Breast CancerHi 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.

Thank you,

Cherie ❤️
Australia
Submitted 05/22/2016

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.

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4 comments

  1. God Bless you Cherie!
    You can do this……

  2. Well written brave girl. Encourage your beautiful children to go to a trusted friend or relative and talk, talk , about the emotions they are going through, phone this person anytime they are distressed. As for your Darling Sean, he is there for you to lean on. Love as Always ?

  3. Such an amazing woman! You are brave and strong and I have no doubt that you are going to kick this cancer’s butt. Lean as much as you need on family and friends, we are all here to support you. Thinking of you every single morning I wake and praying for your strength during this journey

  4. It is definitely difficult for everyone involved. I am a 5 year survivor of stage 3 breast cancer and also had a mastectomy and 4 months of chemo plus 5 weeks of radiation and a year of Herceptin, administered every 3 weeks for a year. It will get better and soon will become a distant memory, just stay strong and let people help you in any way that they can and also know that it scares others and it makes them think of their own mortality so if they back away during this time, it’s not because they don’t want to be supportive, they just don’t know how to be. Patience and understanding all around is key, as is staying positive.

    Love and light….. Suzanne – from Canada

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