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Wendi’s Story (Colon Cancer)

Wendi Colon CancerIn 2011, after 20+ years of marriage, I finally had the courage to leave a man I no longer recognized. I won’t get into the issues – suffice to say, you can NOT control anyone but yourself and all the prayers in the world sometimes aren’t answered in the way you’d hope for. When I finally started being happy again and comfortable in my skin; it during my first routine colonoscopy that a tumor was found.

I could not believe it when they told me it was cancer. No one in my large family has had anything like this. Ultimately, I had surgery and they found it had spread to lymph nodes. I followed up with chemo for six months.

A year later, I was offered my dream job with a significant raise in the perfect location. I was ONE DAY away from my last day at my current job and my doctor called and told me I now had a tumor on my liver. Needless to say, I couldn’t bring this issue to a new job, and I couldn’t move 1000 miles from my family and friends, my blessed support system.

Thankfully, my boss let me stay in my position. I had surgery to remove part of my liver. Nine months later, I met a man that a woman could only dream of. My body is like a road map of scars and my life prospects aren’t optimal, but he fell in love with me. Six months after we started dating, the cancer returned – now in my lungs ,back and  liver. But, amazingly (now a year later) I feel really good. And my man stays by my side and loves me.

I’ve never felt like “why me?” I  always feel like every day is just a wonderful gift that is meant to be enjoyed. And I do. My gratitude is endless. Thanks for letting me share my story!!

New york
Submitted 05/14/2018

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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  1. Diane Ray

    Wendi that was an amazing story I sure pray things are better as far as your health my family is eat up with cancer and it scares the heck out of me that I nor my kids or grandkids don’t get it thank you for sharing and that guy must be God sent

  2. Wendi

    He IS. thank you for your kind words.

  3. Randi

    Keep fighting my dear. I am so glad you have a great support system to see you through this difficult time.

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