If you know me at all, you know that I am a very private person. You also know what I dealt with as a teenager and the life changing experiences I went through when I lost my precious Momma to Breast Cancer. Although she fought her hardest, it was something that stayed with me for the rest of my life and changed my outlook about everything. It has always been one of my biggest fears and I have been diligent at keeping up with my mammograms since I was 30. I always feared more for my daughter since it can skip a generation. However, it was confirmed yesterday that I have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma which is the most common form of Breast Cancer but it is one that does not lay dormant and one that can be very aggressive. My doctor wants me to start Chemo and Radiation rather quickly but I have a lot to pray about and think about.
The Chemo would last roughly 12-16 weeks; the doctor said I would lose my hair, and that after the Chemo, surgery would definitely be next. My son Ty graduates High School on May 17th and my daughter has been a married for a year and is busy with her life in Athens as a 911 Dispatcher. I know that this news has crushed both of my children.
I am going to do my absolute best to fight the hardest that I can for both of my kids because I know at age 24 and 18, they both still need their Momma. It's always been the three of us, even if we all three live in three different counties.
Please keep myself and my kids in your thoughts and prayers. We all have so much to think about and do, and it seems like there is so little time to do anything. I know I will have a strong support system and I want to thank everyone for loving us. With the love and strength from God and the support from our loved ones, it will help us fight when we have people pushing us to not give up.
Let's beat this Cancer's Tail ..... because we are too stubborn to let it kill us!!!!!