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
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.