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!

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How to help a friend or someone you love fighting cancer

Thursday, September 27, 2012 1 comments
Sharing this inforgraphic from #fuckcancer. I think it is a start if you don't know what to do. I have experienced friends who ignore me completely, friends who stuck around (love them!) and also met new friends (thankful!) along my journey. Click on photo to view it better.


No more juicing....

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 2 comments
Myself! Last weekend headed over to the farmers market in New Braunfels and found a organic juicing company that can do it for me. Pretty excited no more cleaning! Will start using them soon after I finish my fridge full over carrots and apples. My next oncology visit is coming up next month hopefully my immune boosting diet and juicing will show good results.