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Mindi’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

Mindi's Story Cervical CancerHi, I’m Mindi. I’m not sure where to start or end this story about the journey that I’ve been going through. So I’ll start from the beginning.

On April 6th 2014, I was diagnosed with stage 4b metastatic cervical cancer. All I could do was cry. I just knew I was gonna die! I had never of heard anybody surviving this stage before, so I automatically assumed the worst and immediately started making funeral arrangements, calling family members, etc. I had absolutely no faith whatsoever! So from the moment I realized that I was going to die, I started going to church with my sister. The very first day, I accepted Christ as my savior! Well, I believe the following week after I went to church, I started 6 weeks of chemotherapy, 1 every week and radiation Monday through Friday. Well, going through treatment for me wasn’t easy at all. As a matter of fact, I wanted to give up so many times, and every night before I would go to sleep, I would always say, I’m not going back. I quit! Why? The side affects from both radiation and chemo made me terribly sick, and I was bedridden for 3 months! I didn’t care about dying anymore, all I cared about was being better! And I kept trying to look at my situation like I had the worst case ever in the history of cervical cancer and all the side affects that came along with it!

Well, I started praying because I knew it was the only way to heaven, so I just had to get right with God first and I had to make this quick because if I quit treatment, then I know I’ll probably die sooner than with the treatment. Well, God had something up his sleeve because I never quit treatment, and today I want to live! Well, I’m on a 3 month break right now, and I’m waiting for Dec. 15th to come around to go get another PET scan to find out how well I took to the treatment. I really feel in my heart that just because I have never heard of anyone surviving this stage before, I’ll be the first! God has something in store for me, and now that I gave him control over this cancer, I know he’s gonna kick it right in the butt! Thanks for allowing me to share my story!

Mindi
Louisiana
Submitted 11/19/2014

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.

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5 comments

  1. Bonjour Mindi,
    keep talking , keep praying , keep sharing your story so that everyone can hear your strength and they too can learn that they can fight for their right to believe in themselves ! Mindi your will too fight and your thirst to live and want to fight like a girl will bring love , hope, strength to you and all !
    Thank you for sharing ! ♡♥
    keep that beautiful outlook you have on wanting to fight thru this !
    keep that gorgeous smile !

    with love from Québec, Canada
    Brigitte Estelle

  2. Mindi, SO SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!! Keep kicking CERVICAL CANCER’s ASS like I did last year. Last year was my 2nd bout with cervical cancer……..it about killed me!!! Yet after Chemo & Radiation, I am cancer free for the 2nd time. With Family, friends & FAITH all things are POSSIBLE!!! Keep a POSITIVE ATTITUDE, THAT IS KEY!!!! God Bless you!!! Be Grateful & Thankful this day & forever!!!! XO

  3. Stay strong. One day at a time. Be willing to do what it takes. I am so sorry for what you are going through. I have been cancer free for 2 1/2 yrs from stage 4 breast cancer.

  4. Hi! My best friend of 30 years was just diagnosed4 months ago with stage 4 cervical cancer. She feels like it’s hopeless! Any advice for her? Thanks!

  5. Keep the Faith Mindi! He’ll see you through!!!

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