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Petra’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Breast Cancer Ribbon I am 38 year’s old, and proud to say that I am a breast cancer survivor. In July 2011, I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.  I thought my world ended when those words came out of my doctor’s mouth. I thought about my only son, my 4 daughter’s, and my grandchildren. For three month’s I was in a bad place, I felt so much sadness in my heart.

Every Monday, I had chemo treatment. My doctor and his staff were amazing, they were super kind, and I love them. My doctor told me not to give up, and after three months of crying all the time, and feeling depressed, I felt at peace.

I didn’t understand it, but I believe that it was God telling me I was going to be okay. After 10 months of chemo, I was in remission. My doctor told me with a smile, “God must love you.” He said in the year’s that he has been a doctor that this rarely happens. I felt such joy in my heart and I knew this was the power of prayer from all my friend’s and family. God is awesome! Today I just take it one day at a time. I thank God for everything  that I live to do. I tell my children and my grandchildren, my pet’s that I love them . Every birthday, every holiday is important to me.

I fight like a girl every day, and I am proud to say that.

Petra
Texas
Submitted 10-28-2012

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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4 comments

  1. Petra,

    Thank you for sharing your story. I was first diagnosed at 38. I went through surgeries and chemo. Everything was good until 5 years later when I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. I was given 5 yrs to live and that was 3 yrs ago. Your story inspires me and I hope I have the same luck as you do. Enjoy your time with your family.

    • Being diagnosed with stage4breast cancer at age 26 has been hard. Ive went thru surgeries chemo and radiation. I have a 2 year old son. I refuse to give up and Im so glad that you are doing well. God is good. Prayer works.

  2. I’m 20 years out from the big C4 and counting at the age of 68! Great things are possible!

  3. darlene wilder

    I was also diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2011 and I am now in remission. Life is precious. I loved hearing your story. We need a cure for all cancer! Take care.

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