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What My Journey Has Taught Me

Advocating for myself

After a long and exhausting battle with Doctor after Doctor trying to get answers to what was wrong with me, I finally had an answer.

Diagnosed

I was diagnosed on July 10th, 2017 with non-small cell lung cancer. It was found by accident at the Emergency Room.

I was told my Cancer was advanced stage 3a possibly 4 and offered Hospice with less than 6 weeks at most.

I found an oncologist who set up a biopsy that confirmed that it was definite cancer. We began aggressive chemotherapy with radiation 5 days a week for 7 months. Surgery was not an option and again I was told that I had less than a 5% chance.

Not giving up

I refused to give up as I’m raising 3 very young children now 3, 6, and 10. I have been on chemotherapy non-stop for over 2 years now and my latest scans aren’t good, but even at stage 4 NSCLC I am blessed.

Taking nothing for granted

I have found beauty in everything around me. I have learned to love harder and take nothing for granted. I’ve watched friends and family disappear as if I have some contagious decease. I have found the best of friends in the treatment room. I give thanks to the Lord every day. Yes, I have found beauty in my Cancer Journey. Still fighting, still praying and I am still blessed.

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