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Quita’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Quita's Story (Breast Cancer)Hello. First, I want to share my deepest gratitude to those who are fighting. I send love to all of you. 

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 after I had two needle biopsies. When my doctor said I had a “little bit” of cancer I was stunned! “A little bit?” I said. Cancer, that word…it’s like signing a death sentence.  I don’t think I had a good night sleep for months. One night as I was laying in bed, I cried myself to sleep. I thought to myself and asked, “Why me Lord? Why? I have my family, grandchildren, and my life!” If there was ever a time to pray it was now. I began to remember every stage of my life; the people, my friends, my best friend, and even my favorite dog.

After my mastectomy (my left breast), I had six rounds of chemo (Oh my God)! I kept thinking to myself that if I could just get through this, I’m going to raise a little hell, well, “a little bit.” 

After chemo, I had bone marrow shots. I just hurt all over! I then had 28 rounds of radiation treatments. I went through radiation with flying colors. Through all this, there was constant blood work. After a while, my blood work started looking real good. I had finally climbed that mountain! No one can ever really know what it feels like to have cancer, or until you have walked in someone’s shoes. I have never given up on my higher power.

God is truly amazing. This is why: On January 2012, all my tests came back excellent!! I am cancer free! When my doctor said I could ring the bell at his office, I rang it three times! I walked out of his office singing ‘Amazing Grace.’ I cried and cried, all were happy tears. I just wanted all of you who are still fighting to know that you should never give up. Rest when you need to, but know you are worth it. Give glory to God, it makes things so much easier.

My love to all, Bless  you

Quita
Submitted 11-26-2012

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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8 comments

  1. It was a difacult part of the moutain but i was there most steps of the way. I love you nana. Im glad you made it. I knew you would. You`re very strong. And i knon you can do anything. I love you Nana

    Your favorite Granddaughter,

    Jaden Lynn Gregg

  2. AWWH..THANK-YOU JADEN…YOU ARE SO SPECIAL TO ME TOO…
    PS…I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH…LOVE, NA’NA’

  3. Kay Phelan Neal

    Thank you for your story Quita…I am just beginning my journey with breast cancer…going for 2nd opinion tomorrow…Scared, anxious, strong, every feeling possible…Left breast too…I am strong in my faith..I’m just tired and ready to get going here!

    • kay – you MUST stay positive! don’t lay around and feel sorry for yourself and dwell on it. I beat it in 2012 after chemo, mastectomy, and radiation. you will be fine, I promise!!!!! I was scared to death, but whenever I got to that point of no return, I turned to prayer and it got me out of it. God bless!

    • KAY… LISTEN UP GIRL….THE MORE YOU DWELL ON YOURSELF, THE WORSE THE DEPRESSION WILL BE. OKAY? YOU HAVE TO GET POSITIVE THOUGHTS IN YOUR MIND…
      I dont know you , but i know how you feel….we all felt like giving up, throwing in the towel!!! FOR THE WORST PART OF THIS IS TALK ABOUT IT WITH OTHERS WHOM HAVE BEEN THERE, LEAN ON YOUR STENGTH, AND DO NOT LET ANYONE STOP YOU OR DE -RALE YOUR SPIRIT…OKAY?
      ANYTIME U NEED A FRIEND WHO KNOWS…EMAIL ME…IM HERE FOR YA AND U ARE GONNA MAKE IT… YOUR SISTER IN CHRIST….QUITA

  4. your story was inspirational. I, myself, had breast cancer in 2012. had mastectomy, 6 rounds of chemo and 6 rounds of radiation. I know what you went through, but thank God, I didn’t have bone marrow problems. may God bless you always and keep us all cancer free!

    • THANK-U JAMIE !!! I AM JUST GETTING BACK TO MY MESSAGES HERE…SORRY!!
      AGAIN IM SO BLESSED IN THIS LIFE…AND IM SOOO GLAD YOU HAVE WON THE BATTLE!! BLESS U…AND STAY POSITIVE…IF ANYTHING I CAN DO , JUST FEEL FREE TO WRITE…OKAY?

      QUITA M. HOAG…quita,hoag @yahoo.com ( email)

  5. very inspirational story, I myself is a breast cancer survivor! It was a very tough road but I climbed that mountain and won! Being strong and positive is the only thing to do

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