I Am A 5-Year Brest Cancer Survivor – I Believe We Have A Choice About Our Personal Stories
I believe that everything happens for a reason. We don’t always know why or how, but suddenly when life hands you lemons, you can either sweeten it with a little stevia or you can mix it with water and drink it straight!
I was active in tai chi, grew up with a chiropractor and nutritionist father, always ate organic, took long walks, even went raw for a year and did Dr. Schulze’s all body cleanse.
When the unspeakable happens and it begins at stage 3 breast cancer, it is surreal. Three oncologists later, I choose the one that best fits my beliefs and is the most humane.
When stage 1V breast cancer was diagnosed 3 years later. It is like, “Wow, there is more I have to do!”
Now here I am today. I just finished an innovative new treatment and I am hopeful.
I have learned to be optimistic is to stay alive. I am here for a reason. So are you. We have to stay with the plan. The plan is to live and take a day at a time and thank God in the process.
Life isn’t easy for me or for anybody, but there are moments of grace and appreciation for all that I have.
I am not alone. I have a caring spouse and a very smart silkie terrier. I have family and friends that care about me. My oncologist is warm, calm and takes care of me like he would his own daughter.
And it gets better. I am hoping to get a wig hat! I have a lot of beautiful scarves, but this time around I want something different. Instead of brown and curly, I am thinking blond, long and straight.
Hey, what do I have to lose? It will be fun! Being open to change is a good thing. It is a necessity in my world. How about yours?
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