I am a stay home mom of three beautiful kids. I have an amazing husband who I am utterly in love with after 11 years together. My family is my world and I completely adore them.
On May 10th 2013, my perfect world was turned upside-down when out of nowhere, after no symptoms or health problems, I had a grand mal seizure. Sadly, I was home alone with the kids! My precious innocent babies were terrified and didn’t know what was happening. At first I was frozen and in a standing position but eventually I fell and landed on my face and puddles of blood formed in the floor around me. I could hear the kids screaming and my husband came running through the door right at the time I fell. I could feel him hugging me and I could hear him crying and begging me not to leave them! I was absolutely devastated hearing them suffering around me but not being able to respond. Honestly, I thought I was dying too and I asked God, “Why is it taking me so long to die!?” I was rushed to the hospital and after MRI and CT scan, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After a week in the hospital, I finally had my brain surgery and a few days later, I was released from the hospital thinking this horrible storm had passed and thanked God for all the good that came from this bad situation.
Two weeks later the pathology report came back and I was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, stage 3 brain cancer. After a week of being broken, talking to God, and not understanding why and how I would get through this, I woke up one morning completely comforted and hopeful! I know I will get through this and I STILL and will ALWAYS praise God through the storm! I have another surgery scheduled for July 11th and then I will have radiation and chemo. I am fighting like a girl and I WILL win!
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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.