In October 2009, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. I was 31 years old. I fought for 2 years with more then 6 rounds of chemotherapy, 2 rounds of radiation, and 2 surgeries.
Then on February 22, 2011, the doctors gave me great news; I was cancer free! I have 4 wonderful kids and an amazing husband. I wanted to make the most of my time.
But in March, (one year, one day later) 23, 2012 I had the hardest moment of my life. The doctors told me I had relapsed. I have had another surgery, and chemo, now I’m in the ‘wait and watch’ period. I have to be happy for every day, every moment. Sometimes its harder that other days. Smile, be thankful for this moment. Love with all your heart. Dream your dreams. Don’t ever stop, because if you do, then your cancer wins. Don’t let it beat you.
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