It was 2 years ago today, when I was told the breast cancer had moved to my bones and spine. It was everywhere; my right hip, right femur, several spots on the pelvic bone and 2 large tumors on my spine. I was now stage 4.
“How did this happen? I did everything they told me to do, even when it almost killed me or made me blind.”
In less than a year I had gone through 6 months of chemo, 3 months of radiation, and 10 surgeries. And now I had to face my second round of radiation and more surgery. So, why am I still fighting this and everyone else gets through treatment in 3 months?!? I had met many wonderful people in treatment, they were diagnosed after me and done before me. Most cases, breast cancer treatment is a 3-6 months, but for me it’s been 4 years! I still blame the hospital for lack of care. You can understand the frustration, for the lack of a better term. The anxiety is palpable and I have a hard time breathing when I am upset. But I found a place that has been doing amazing things for me! I tell everyone to go to M.D. Anderson, don’t mess with local hospitals when it comes to yourself, family and friends getting cancer.
September 23, 2010 was my first diagnosis. 4 years since my original diagnosis of stage 3b invasive ductile carcinoma, I am facing my third round of radiation therapy. They found another lesion on my right arm. I have not done well with the last two rounds, so I am hoping they will take it easy on me. I have gone through every emotion since I was originally diagnosed. But now I am content in realizing that I have lived my best life, and I plan to continue to do so for a very long time.
I will beat this, and I know how! I am loving the benefits of eating as close to nature as possible and leaving the chemicals and processed foods in the dust. I feel better and I look like me again! Plus, knowing how to beat this makes it even easier to love life. I urge everyone to know what you are putting in your body, and avoid sickness and ailments. You will feel amazing on so many levels, knowing you can change anything and be anything when you put your mind to it.
Thank you all so much for your support in funding my last trip for treatment. You have no idea how much it helped! As soon as I get back from a trip, I have to start planning the next trip. I’m tired so I’m hoping to make a huge event in October. Hope you can all join us!