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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3 year boobversary!

Monday, December 30, 2013 0 comments
Hi hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and prepare yourselves for 2014 for a blessed year, good health, and fortune! I am looking forward to it  

Just want to fill you in on my latest oncology visit, I asked if the tumor marker continues to stay normal if I can I get off treatment. He pretty much said no, if I do the cancer will come back and that I need to be on this treatment indefinitely, and my body is responding well to it. The tumor is gone. If I want to get off treatment, I would have to decide if I want to remove my ovaries or not. I thought about it, and still sitting on the fence, we will see, I will have clearer vision later. I do want to live way beyond 5 years, and beat the statistics and yay happy 3 years this month of survival. Woot!

After I graduate fall 2014 and go on a spiritual journey traveling in 2015, it might help or even help get better and there will be a miracle! Then figure out where I want to live and work after that. Maybe going overseas will keep me there, who knows, I am open to new opportunities. 

Have a nice and sage new years!