My Story

I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Her2 positive breast cancer Dec. 27th, 2011. I had three large tumors in my left breast, I also had two positive lymph nodes and so with 5 positive biopsies I started my journey. In the beginning, it was a whirlwind and within a week, I was getting a port and preparing for chemo and the rush to save my life was on. Eight months later (August 20th) after stopping chemo (12 sessions) and not having surgery (a suggested double mastectomy) or radiation like my doctors wanted me to, I sat at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Illinois and heard the results of a mammogram, MRI, Pet Scan and blood tests were that they could find no cancer in my body. The nurses and doctors were baffled and no one could explain how I could have had this terrible cancer and it was now gone, except for me. I said the Lord healed me through prayers, education, diet and supplements. I started this blog when I was first diagnosed, it is not just about on cancer, but my life and day-to-day thoughts and activities. There are suggested websites, blogs, videos and more here that I believe can benefit those dealing with cancer and those who want to be preventative. My hope is that you and yours will learn, be encouraged and healed. My family prays every night for those with cancer and that you will be not only be healed but that you will live long and happy lives.
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Love and Blessings on your journey.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

January 19, 2012 - Hayden's 5th Birthday

We got doughnuts for breakfast, ate at Chick– Fil – A for lunch with the kids that had finished their schoolwork (Holly, Hayden and Hudson). Then we went to KCM and got Hayden tons of new books and a really cool mega block car set with road and ramps and such, which they all loved and played with. Harrison sat with me reading and he is really trying to be Mom’s little helper. I really need a housekeeper as I am afraid that we will look like an episode of Hoarders soon. I have been calling and asking but as of now I haven’t found anyone. We applied for some special cleaning service that is an organization that caters to chemo patients, but it’s usually a waiting process and who knows if that will happen and so I stress out but try not to. I figure it’s at this time that I mention that I really haven’t been eating like I was before the first Chemo treatment. I really don’t have much of an appetite and I am always concerned with what I eat being healthy. I haven’t had any red meat, eggs, and hardly any dairy, caffeine or sugar. We went to Chucky Cheese for dinner ( it was a B- Day , otherwise we would have never eaten out that much in one day) and I met a woman named Mary who had no hair and then her son announced that they were from Georgia and that MD Anderson gave them free apartment behind Texas children’s and so I went over and spoke with her. It was great talking with her and finding out we had a lot in common as far as our cancer. She has 3 boys, 16, 8 and 4 months old. I felt so sorry for her and realized for the first time that other people probably look at me the way that I looked at her. She found out right after having her baby that she had stage 3 breast cancer! I can’t even imagine. We exchanged phone numbers and plan to hook up. Anyways, we came home and had a giant cookie cake and fireworks and I was so happy I made it through it all, and got to see all my smiling little faces.
Blessings: Hayden had a great birthday, I met a new woman with breast cancer and overall my pain wasn’t too bad.

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