Perhaps you just “happened” upon my Blog as you were just diagnosed with a late stage cancer and the Oncologist gave you little hope; or perhaps you feel like quitting Chemotherapy because it is such a grueling road. Please read these women’s stories!
I received these two emails from women over Thanksgiving to tell me their amazing gifts of being CANCER FREE. Their stories will give you courage, hope and encouragement! Both of them had very aggressive cancers and were given grim prognoses by their Oncologists. I KNOW YOU WILL CELEBRATE WITH ME AND THEM AFTER YOU READ THEIR STORIES!!!
from Rozane on November 21, 2012: (Rozane was diagnosed in late March, 2012 with Stage 3C – Grade 3 breast cancer. 10 nodes removed. 9 cancerous ones. And two that were inoperable that were cancerous, with veins of cancer into the chest wall. She is HER2 +, ER- and PR slightly + – her cancer was very aggressive.)
Went into my oncology office for the results and he was shocked. hahah. I looked him right in the eyes and said “You were not expecting that, were you!?” and he said no, he was not. Was a huge shock. With me he was expecting to keep treating me until the cancer finally over-took me…
from Yolanda on Thanksgiving Day, 2012: (note: Yolanda was diagnosed Thanksgiving, 2011 with Stage 4 breast cancer, also Grade 3 which is the most aggressive Grade)
I am so thankful today for everything God has blessed me with. My family and friends, my health, my education, career and a whole host of other things. God blessed me with some really great news today, something I wanted but did not expect to receive…..I have to share just how good God is….This time last year the day before Thanksgiving, I was diagnosed with stage IV grade 3 breast cancer that had metastasized. This year the day before Thanksgiving I am completely cancer free and God has blessed me and my Family ten fold. I am truly amazed by what God has done for us!!!!!!!
and this followup from Yolanda:
Denise, Thank you so much for including me in your blog. I am a walking talking testimony. This was my second go around with cancer Stage 0 the first time and 4 short years later stage IV. Now that I am cancer free I have learned to embrace life, enjoy it and truly go for what I want in life. Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. I recently shocked everyone at my job and went for a management position that I got and then within a month was promoted again. I have also learned not to take my family or myself for granted, I compliment someone everyday and smile often.
How these stories bring us hope and encouragement! Thank you, Rozane and Yolanda!! You have given many the courage to go on and keep up the fight!