I’ve been cancer free for three and half years. When I discovered that I had breast cancer, I was really devastated. I was thinking “I’m too young to have this type of disease. This can’t be happening to me.”
Once I got over the initial shock of having breast cancer, I immediately started thinking about my kids, which at that time ranged from 5 years old to 15 years old. I told myself I have to be strong and fight this disease so I can be there for my kids and my family. My family played a huge part in being my support group. They will always be there for my treatments and doctor appointments. On days I felt tired, down and depressed, they will always motivate me to get up and start moving around. I cannot thank my family enough for the love and support they gave me during those times. That’s what pushes me more to fight and overcome breast cancer and not let cancer take over my life.
Words of Hope
This disease is curable and if you take the advice of your doctor and complete all treatments you will be able to overcome this disease. Keep your head up and walk proudly, because this is something that will make you stronger than you thought you could ever be. Make sure you have a good support group whether it’s family or friends to help you through this difficult time in your life. You cannot fight cancer alone. Also, get involved with local groups or charities; you will be amazed at the love and support they offer to breast cancer survivors.