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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Updates for Feb

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 0 comments
Saw that onco yesterday finally been so busy with studying last week I forgot my appointment and shots! I also missed a pill of Anastozole (pill that slow or stop the growth of many types of breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow) I take every day need to set a timer for that lol getting old! 
The tumor is less predominate in my left breast, tumor marker level went down to 43 from the last 59. He wants to continue to do the same treatment, bring the levels down, and make sure it is stable. He didn't bring up anything about surgery or asked me if I made a decision to remove my ovaries, so that is good cause I don't want too.
I believe my side treatment is helping a lot too and the cut back on sugar, vitamin/mineral boost. :)

I found out a friend's relative was diagnosed with advance cancer, the parents did not tell anyone, they have no insurance for treatment and just given up on life. If you know someone or go through this experience always know that there are non profits out there that can help with treatment and medical bills for uninsured patients or get on a study for research.