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Feb 17, 2014- Last Chemo Day!!
Today is Sandra's last chemo day! We can not express enough how excited we are about this last venture she has to endure! It's been a very tough battle but she is quoted saying "Chemo was tough, but my God is tougher!"
Amen to that!! His strength endures, He has been at her side everyday!
The best part about today is that her best supporters came to celebrate with her! Sandra's husband, Jason, has been absolutely amazing!!!! Her sister Denise and been the best!!! and her sons, Michael, who has been strong and supportive and Kenny, who could not be here, loves and supports his mother even from a far distances being in the Navy!
This year has brought an emotional roller coaster for this family but we have one battle down!
This family has been supremely blessed! How could you not praise The Lord Almighty!?!?!
We congratulate you Sandra! Way to go Superstar!! ️️See her story up to this point at facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Infinite-Hope-for-Sandra/254349508047269
I was diagnosed in 1994 with hodgskins lymphoma. I was twenty four years of age. I had two boys who were four and two at the time. I had radiation which shrunk the tumor. I then had chemo because the cancer relapsed into my chest. After surviving this I went through a divorce and raised two kids as a single mom. In June 2008 I got married for the second time to a wonderful man. My kids are now 21 and 23 years old. Christmas week December 2013 I was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. I found the tumor myself while in the shower. I insisted on a mammogram wich showed two lumps in my left breast. I had an ultrasound as well that showed four lumps. I had a double mastectomy and reconstruction. I also had 12 lymph nodes removed from my arm pit. The lymphnode closest to the breast came back positive for cancer. I will begin my first chemo treatment on February 24th. I beat cancer once I will do it again. I had a great support system then and I have a great one now. My breast cancer was likely caused by the radiation but I will get genetic testing just to be sure. Thanks for letting me share my story.
The day I found out I had Breast Cancer changed my life in many ways. When I sat at the kitchen table & told my Mom, she wanted to cry. Then my Dad came in. I made him sit down so I could tell him also. He listened & this far away look came on his face. The next thing that he said made me sit straight up in my chair. He told me that in 1941 he left college & came home & took care of his Mom, my Grandma Aggie who just had Breast Cancer Surgery. My grandma lived till June 1968. She died on her 45th wedding anniversary. I did not not about my Grandma till 2000. You see I grew up knowing Grandma but not what she had been through. When Dad told me this I looked at mom & asked her if she knew. They had been married over 50yrs at this time. Mom did not know about the Cancer but she did know she had some surgery. With the story of my Grandma, I fought Breast Cancer & won. Every time I wanted to fail I just to Grandma to give me a kick to get me started. If Grandma could do this in 1941 then I could do it in 2000. I did win & went on to fight thyroid cancer in June 2012. Ty Grandma for my fight.
This is my mam Linda and I wanted to share her picture and story with you. Mam was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2013 and underwent surgery in December. I'm glad to say that following the success of the operation Mam is now cancer free and on the road to recovery!! This picture was taken a few weeks ago when I took her for her wig fitting, we had such a laugh trying out new hair styles....and it was free :) so it just leaves me to say, stay strong Mam, we all all behind you 110% as you endure the coming months of treatment and we love you loads xx
I was diagnosed with breast cancer, estrogen + and HER2Nu +, for my birthday in February 2010. Here are some prescriptions that I received that I know can help anyone on his / her cancer journey:
1. FAITH - can't have enough of that. He will be with you and will carry you when you can't find the strength to stand on your own. Romans 15:13.
2. ATTITUDE / LIVE FOR TODAY - We never know when or how we will die, but we can choose how to live. Attitude is such a positive.
3. SLEEP - don't fight it. As we sleep, we are healing.
There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she had only three hairs on her head. "Well, I think I'll braid my hair today." She did and had a wonderful day.
The next day, she saw that she had only two hairs and said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today." She did and had a grand day.
The next day, she noticed that she had only one hair and said, "I'm going to wear a pony tail today." She did and had a fun day.
The next day she didn't have a hair on her head. She said, "Yippeeee--I don't have to fix my hair today."
5. PRAYER - Prayer is the key to the morning and the bolt on the door at night.
It is not an easy journey, and each one of has to find our way, but we are NOT alone. On my journey, I started The Sparkle Caps Project (on FB), so that God could use me to help other women coming behind me. We have helped 718 women in 3+ years.
in Dec of 2009 I got the phone call that I had breast cancer , I was really scared my sister had breast cancer a bout three years before so I thought that I would not get it boy was I wrong .I had stage three breast cancer I had to have chemo and then surgery and six weeks of raditon .I was so up set I thought that I was the only one having breast cancer but when I started treatment I found a lot of people that had the same as me , so I know I wasn't alone ,one of the worst days for me was my hair started falling out,so I went and had my head shaved then I looked in the mirror I had a shock that wasn't me i so cried . the chemo made me so sick all I wanted to do is stay in bed I was so nausaed all the time it was awful . when I went to chemo i was all ways sick but the nurses were so kind they always had a smile I called them angels because I knew that they cant not help everyone , six months after having breast cancer I had a lung cancer I was so scared not another cancer to deal with , it was a stage one so all I had to have was surgery, I needed something more in my life to get through all of this so I went to church I found peace and comfort there I met a lot of new friends it has been five years thank God and the people that where there for me and my dear husband who passed away in May
Mid last year our family received the unfortunate news of my beautiful Mother having breast cancer, it had to be one of the most emotional days of our lives. Luckily our family is strong and we dealt with it pretty good, we've stayed positive for a positive outcome. Mum has done all of her chemotherapy treatments and is now up to starting her treatment of radiation on Monday this will be on going for 6 weeks 5 days a week.
During the time while Mum was having chemo I became unwell, everyone thought maybe it was in sympathy for Mum. Unfortunately, after a series of doctors and hospital visits.. I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. So now the hard journey to get rid of the (as mum and I call it) 'devil' for one had become for both of us. I have to continue having chemotherapy 5 days a week every fortnight for up to 9 treatments in total. It does get kinda crazy while Mum is at the Royal Woman's for appointments - I'm over at the Royal Melbourne Hospital for appointments... It's the way it's become unfortunately.
Throughout my Mums treatment I nurtured her and watched over her on her bad days.
We got through them and I was proud of Mum. Now, Mum sees me through my treatments, has her Herceptin every three weeks, and sees me through my bad days. We don't know what the radiation will do to Mum, but I'm going to try to help her through it as much as I can and in the same time have my treatment.
This has been a big blow to us and our family but fortunately we have the support of friends and family which helps us through and encourages us to fight harder.
Hello! my name is Susana I'm 36 yrs old not officially diagnosed with cancer . I had an MRI do to pain on my left breast it started almost a year ago. Got "the Phone call" the day of my my oldest boy birthday, Feb 14, Valentine's Day, the result of my Mri is a 1cm nodule (that's the word the girl who call me used )and I will get my ultrasound Tuesday to see if it has fluid or is solid.For some reason I'm not too scared .About a week ago I found this Site and all your STORIES had being very inspirational and motivated. I don't Know what GOD has for me but whatever it is I'm READY, thank you for sharing your stories they HELP A LOT, GOD BLESS YOU EVERYBODY.
When I was first diagnosed back in 2007. like everyone else when they hear those words, "you have breast cancer", I did not believe it. Was upset, but I had a lot of faith in my doctor. Hubby drove me home, still crying, went to bed. When I woke up, had a whole different outlook on how I would handle this. First called my doctors nurse, talked to her and asked her advice. She said if she was me she would take care of it. My whole attitude changed. Instead of upset, I became determined that I would beat this! Had a good attitude, told all my friends. Held my head up high. I decided on a mastectomy of my left breast. Have never looked back or wished I had made a different decision. I am alive and healthy, but, I never miss my yearly mammogram. Stay strong my friends, there are survivors from this!
Hello all, my name is Kristy and I am recently a survivor of breast cancer. My first encounter was almost four years ago when I was diagnosed with LCIS in my left breast. I had a lumpectomy to remove the cancer. Then this past fall I was diagnosed with DCIS in both breast. I opted for a double mastectomy to avoid having to do 6 weeks of radiation treatment. They were able to remove all the breast tissue. I am now in my fourth week of recovery and about to start the process of filling the expanders. Breast and ovarian cancer runs in my family so moving forward I will have genetic testing done which will determine whether I or when I should have my ovaries removed to prevent any cancer developing there. I have two amazing boys who keep the fight in me going strong. I am not working right now so I have decided to use the time to organize a breast cancer fundraiser that will be held in June. It is a great way to help me cope and give back to women out there who deserve to receive the great medical care that I have received allowing me a second chance to make a positive impact in society. I am grateful for the early detection of the cancer and look forward to becoming a part of breast cancer survivors everywhere.