I have been blessed so far in my life to be cancer free, but one person especially close to me has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Cookie, my son’s father’s older sister, adopted my son. I was 9 months pregnant, 2 weeks away from delivery. I was alone and I began to have false labor. I had prayed everyday for an answer for this precious little boy I was carrying. There was NO way I could keep him. I wouldn’t be able to give him what he needed. So I called her and asked her if she would adopt my son. She said YES! That was such a blessing.
So, Cookie came to the hospital and I was extremely relieved. I asked her to be in the delivery room. I wanted her to take him as soon as he crowned. She was a little worried. I told her ‘Don’t think about what you are looking at (blood), think about what is happening’. I ended up having a C-section. She was there for the whole thing. She cut the cord and she kissed my head told me thank you and I told her to go be a Mama. I was given a sedative and went to sleep. I believe I got pregnant to bless her with a child that she couldn’t have on her own.
Then Cookie got the evil cancer! She was diagnosed with breast cancer (I don’t remember if it was stage 3 or 4) and 2 weeks later she had to have a double mastectomy. Oh, dear GOD!!! – the mama of my precious child…. she may be taken away. Breast cancer metastasizes in so many cases, and I am afraid that she is going to leave him too early. There is a clause in the papers that if something happens to both parents, I get my son back. I don’t want him hurt like that, though. His mama dying…oh my gosh.. but she is fighting like a girl!!! My son’s mama is the strongest woman I know.
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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.