You never know how strong you are...until being strong is the only choice you have

When I discovered the unknown lump in my left breast, I knew something was wrong I had a feeling that it was cancer, I tried not to think that it was not but I can’t lie to myself like that. I didn’t know much about breast cancer, until I was assigned to prepare a persuasive speech in front of my speech class. I decided on breast cancer, I didn’t know much about it anyway and did my research. I didn’t have to prepare much or write an outline. I managed to dig deep and talked to the class unscripted. I somehow tied it all to what I was going through from the discovery of the lump and doctor visits to the fact that you or someone you know has been effected by cancer and I am one of them. Even though I didn’t know for sure at the time if I had it or not but I felt that I did. My cheeks trembled fighting back tears and that deep pain in my chest as I talked about my personal life with strangers for the first time it was scary but good it was practice for breaking the news down for my family and friends... after class one of the students came up to me and said I’ll be here for you if you need me... I was so touched by her and to confirmed I am not alone in this journey. As with many people who experience cancer, we’ve all been told we have 5 years to live with stage IV terminal cancer and there’s nothing we can do for you after conventional treatment fails. BUT I believe there IS! There are people out there who live beyond the statistics and have turn over to alternatives to fight cancer for good. That means changing your diet, eating natural foods that keep you alive, have a positive attitude, surround yourself with positive people, and following a spiritual path. I believe healing and restoring my health better than it was before. I pray every day for this cancer to go away. I am able to live normally have the strength to live on with a purpose and believing I am healed!


The one going to try AHCC

Thursday, October 20, 2011 0 comments
I bought a bottle of heoxose correlated compound several months ago, but was scared to try it, even though it is made from mushroom extract. Doesn't say what kinds of mushroom on the bottle. It is used to boost your immune system and keep it strong when you're on chemo, and reduces all the depressing side effects from chemo. I am going to try it today, on a empty stomach (so it says!) Why not, I have toxic pumping into my body anyway. I will give it a pop! =P

IheartNom Fundraiser in San Diego

Thursday, October 13, 2011 1 comments
I need to find some excuse to go to San Diego! I will be there until the 3 day walk with my team! Would love to see y'all at the event!

The one with the Soft Boob

Monday, October 10, 2011 0 comments
Went into to see the Oncologist today, I see him once every two months and treatment once a month indefinitely. Everything is going the way he has planned, my body is continuing to respond to treatment, the tumor marker levels decreasing, and the left boob is getting softer from the last check up. Yay for that. But not yay for brittle bones, been having shoulder problems, and I have my sister step on my back to pop the area every day. I told the nurse that and she said not to do that anymore and just go get a massage or put a heating patch. Overall, pretty happy with results and treatment. Good thing I got a second opinion! Otherwise I'll be boobless and have my uterus removed in San Diego.