I am a 50 year old young woman who was diagnosed with this ugly disease approximately two years ago. This July 2nd will be the two year anniversary of my very first chemo treatment. I vividly remember the oncologist appointment, my husband and I were both very nervous as we didn’t know what expect. I knew going in that I had to fight hard, so I have been fighting like a woman this whole time.
Everyone says, ‘be strong, you’ve got this.’ Well, you know what? There are so many days when I don’t feel strong and I really, really don’t got this! What I have learned is that people drop off after a while. I don’t know if it’s because they think you are doing well and don’t need the support, or if they just can’t handle what is actually happening.
So here I am, two years after my first chemo treatment and I have roughly 80+ treatments under my belt. I’m grateful for my husband who has been by my side every minute, he is my rock.
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.