“It was so important for me to stay positive and live each day exactly how I wanted. I pushed forward by just seeing my sweet babies faces each day.”
I was first diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma breasst cancer in February of 2013. While I’m still on chemotherapy to this day, I just celebrated being 6 years cancer free!
Thinking back on my journey with breast cancer, I remember being terriffied of how I was going to raise my 6 month old baby girl and 4 year old daughter while being sick. I was 39 at the time of my diagnosis and on top of breast cancer I had what is known as the baby blues. As I was trying to get over the baby blues and back to feeling like my true self, I went in for a routine mammogram and was immediately sent in for a biopsy. That’s where they confirmed the terrible news.
I couldn’t have got through it though without my amazing family. My husband, my children, my parents. They all were extremely amazing throughout the whole process. I was so extremely blessed to have them by my side every step of the way.
It was so important for me to stay positive and live each day exactly how I wanted. I pushed forward by just seeing my sweet babies faces each day. But it’s so important to talk about your fears, find friends who are there for you and lean on them! Friends come and go, but finding those who are your real friends can help you get through this difficult time!
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