On August 4, 2010, I was diagnosed with stage 2 IDC at the young age of 29! Being the mother of two young children, who at the time were only five and seven years old, I thought there was no way I was going to make it through this!
The first few weeks were horrible and all I could think was why me? Why now? I felt like my whole world was crashing down! After the pity party ended, I realized that I wasn’t going to let this monster win! I chose the most aggressive treatment I could! Knowing that my fiancé of 12 years, my mother, my entire family, and some really great friends had my back made it that much easier!
I had a bilateral mastectomy in October 2012. I then went onto 16 rounds of chemo therapy! A year into treatment hurricane sandy came and destroyed our home and everything we owned! Even though at that point I was pretty beat up from chemo I still managed to shake it off, pick myself right back up, and do everything I could to put our lives back together!
As of this past August I am cancer free for two years! I would never change anything that has happened to me. It has made me so much stronger and taught me to appreciate so much more! There’s nothing I can’t handle:)
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.