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Today I am celebrating my 11th year being cancer free. When I was diagnosed, the fear was over-whelming and all I could think was that I was going to die from it. Not that I was afraid of dying, I just did not want to leave my family and miss out on my grandchildren growing up. As I prayed for strength, God, through His Word, assurred me that I was not going to die and that I would "walk through the valley of the shadow of death". Through. What a great word! Over the past 11 years, I have been able to comfort and assure many other women, including my own daughter who is now recovering from HER-2 breast cancer surgery and treatments. Her battle is not over but we know that God is faithful to His promises.
A picture of my daughter, Kimberly and I taken while I was having radiation treatments. My daughter was always there for me when I needed someone most.There are no words for the deep love I have for her. It was the little things that she did during the time of my treatments that made a big impact on my recovery, she made me cards and encouraged me to eat when I was sick and made me laugh when I was down and when I lost my hair she would always tell me how pretty I was, even without hair. She would clean and prepare small meals and answer the phone while I rested.One day I came to realize that she was mothering me as I had mothered her.That was nearly 10 years ago and now she has grown to become a beautiful woman and a mother herself with an honest, sweet, loving soul and I thank God for her everyday.
My Aunt Teresa recently had a double removal and she is now doing better. I don't really talk to her that much anymore, life just kind of happens that way I guess. Anyway, she was near and dear to me growing up and was pretty much the "hip" aunt. I should really plan on getting out and seeing her one of these days. She inspired me to do this photo shoot for which I kept an open mind. I know there are those who are not as fortunate as I am, but I hope this photo might give others hope to live another day.
So, this is for my Aunt Teresa.
Even though I don't really see you much anymore -I still love you like I did when I was 5.
P.S. Never stop dancing.
My mother is breast cancer hero.For her,it was never a chose to give up-from us,from her life.She start a war,thinking that she is not going to live more than sex month,but almost 5 years lather,she is still here,doing better then ever.She did not aloud do feel sick,and I know that she was,she look the best as she could,and today she is now a proud grandmother,who is trying to keep up with her grandson.Today she has a big smile on her face,and very often said,that no matter how hard it was,all the bad days will one day be yesterday.I am very proud to be her daughter.Love you.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January, 2011. Since I'm such a baby about pain, I could not believe that I told my husband these words, "It's just another bump in the road" that we have to get over. With much support from my community and my church family, I came through this journey as I expected. I had no insurance and had been turned down by Medicaid. I was more worried how I would pay for all this before I knew He was with me than I was about having cancer. When the Lord instructed me to do what He said (read your bible, go back to church, and let others know what He did for me), I followed His instructions. I was immediately blessed by Him. He made sure the right people were put in my path so that I lived through this (chemo and radiation). Almost all of my bills were paid for and my motel stay in San Antonio for radiation treatment was paid for anonomously. I could never have paid for these things myself. I give all the glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There are many other details that I could not share due to the limit on words. I am blessed! Thank you.
Hi my name is Kimberly, I am a breast cancer survivor so far. I had a good job, a home of my own, and going to school to be a medical assistant. Everything changed for me on Oct 1, 2009.
I was told I had breast cancer, third stage ductal carcinoma on the left side. I already decided to have a bi-lateral mastectomy, when they found a tumor on my chest wall that was lobular 1st stage. No breast cancer in my family accept my grandmother, had a lumpectomy long time ago. I was devastated of course. I Moved in with my mom, could not afford rent anymore, lost my job, and had to quit my schooling. My whole life changed in an instant. I had mamagrams every year, and was told I had I fibrocystic lump. I had dense breast. I think they did not take the time to really check back then. I was 45 and getting my life in order. I thank my mom for being there for me. I had 16 surgeries for my breast and reconstruction. I have to be on chemo drugs for 8 yrs that cause all kind of side effects. I thank my lord everyday for his blessings. Without god I don't think I could have made it. He changed my life forever and I am so blessed.
April 1, 2013 I was 7 years cancer free!! I have a coonhound, Zoe, who was only 1 year old when she started smelling at my mouth. She would try to paw at my face and get her nose all the way in my mouth. I had my cancer tumor removed, and she will still sniff at my mouth, but after a few seconds, she just looks me in the eye as if to say, "good to go Mom!"
My breast cancer was discovered when I had my yearly mamogram. Because my mother, maternal grandmother, and two of Mother's sister had breast cancer, I was very faithful about having a yearly mamogram. When my cancer was discovered, I thought, "Well, it;s my turn." But nothing had shown up in my mamogram the year before, so I knew I must be in the early stages. But I was scared. My favorite aunt died of breast cancer when she was only 35. I was 14 at the time, and the thought of cancer haunted me all through the years.
However, we caught it early, and early detection is the best cure. I had a lumpectomy and 30 radiation treaments.
I am taking tamoxifen because my cancer was estrogen driven--and at 76, I didn't know I had enough estrogen to drive anything! I saw my oncologoist this month and the prognosis is very favorable. I feel so fortunate. Don't let anyone tell you that you don't need a mamogram every year! I am so glad I didn't wait another year to have that mamogram!
Just wanted to share my new tattoo that I got to show the world that I am a survivor! Not only did I get one this day but I had a few friends and a few family members that also got pink ribbon tattoos to support me. Also the tattoo shop that did these for us gave a portion of the money to help find a cure! I would like to upload the rest of the photos of the tattoos but your site will only allow me to submit one.
Got rid of 2 lumps but just got another one, Went to radiologist and she said their was a small area where they could radiate. She stated side effects and the chance of the cancer coming back someplace else. I said go for it!! Its the only hope I have left. Radiation for the 3rd round Tuesday. I thought everything was helpless but after today with all my prayers their is a God. Never give up. My spirits are high and I am happy their is something else that can help. God Bless others, never give up.