Well, I am going on 15 years cancer-free. It was a hard road. I was 25 years old when I was diagnosed. But I got through it, thanks to my lord and savior. I also had surgery this past September 2015 to remove another milk duct. However, I’m happy to say that it was cancer free.
I want to share a poem I wrote and that I am getting tattooed on my left arm for my 15-year mark. My prayers go out to all the lovely women fighting and the lovely women who are cancer-free. Hope you enjoy my poem and stay strong.
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST,
LAUGH OFTEN ALONG THE WAY,
LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES,
LOVE YOURSELF FIRST AND LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY
LET GO OF THE PAST THAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK AND
FIGHT LIKE A GIRL WHILE KEEPING YOUR FAITH.
MAY THE WORLD COME TOGETHER AND PRAY FOR THE ONES WHO ARE STILL FIGHTING THE FIGHT,
THE ONES THAT ARE SURVIVING AND TAKING A STAND.
AND TO THE ONES WE LOST IN THE FIGHT,
MAY THEIR FAMILIES FIND PEACE.
A SISTER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THIS DEADLY DISEASE
Mary Dee Harris
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.