Unfortunately, as of Thursday, January 23, 2014, I am another victim of breast cancer! It was certainly hard grasping what the doctors were telling me, sending my head into a tail spin! They found two tumors, one in my right breast and it spread to my lymph node! It was also hard telling my immediate family, let alone telling my children and family. Now, unfortunately I have to share the news with all of you. But I realized in one heartbreaking weekend just how blessed and humbled I am to have the family I have, that they are not just there for me, they are going to fight this with me! I am a fighter and I am not going to take this lying down, and now cancer has no idea who it has messed with!
God Bless all men and women who are going through this, won and lost this terrible cancer battle and their families and friends!
My update, I decided to go the conservative route and just finished up my sixth bout of chemo.
MY LAST BIG CHEMO!!!!!!!! Three weeks later I will have my surgery, hopefully back to work and radiation till August. I still have to get my IV Herceptin every three weeks till October but that is nothing. My hair and everything will start coming back and I will be getting back to a much needed normal life!!!! Bringing in the absolutely best nurses at Jefferson Cancer Center a nice surprise tomorrow, so I can’t tell you all how happy I am. That was the biggest uphill battle, now the downhill battle!
I also want to thank everyone who has tolerated me, and all the support from all my family and friends. I don’t know what I would do without you all! So, that basically is my story. Still Fighting!!!
The picture is of me, my fiance Paul, and Grandson Kevin
UPDATE (2/9/15): Melinda is officially cancer-free! She says: “These are the ladies, doctor, nurses, that Saved my Life, including my Love, Paul, that has been by my side from day one! I am DONE, CANCER FREE! :)”
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.