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7/31/2016 Latest post:
On July 6, 2016 I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductile Carcinoma, or breast cancer. On that day my whole world was turned upside down. Hearing the diagnosis was hard, but so far the hardest part of this was looking Zach and Katie in the eyes and telling them that I have breast cancer. When I was diagnosed with cancer, it really changed my way of thinking. I always used to feel sorry for people with cancer. When you are diagnosed with cancer you are still you, but you have cancer. Cancer does not define who you are. I am not the type of person that likes all the attention on me. I was and still am in shock. I am very positive about my diagnosis, surgery, and treatments because I am in charge of the cancer, it is not in charge of me. I am reading a book called Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen. It is very informative written by two cancer survivors and their journey. I am still at the beginning, but I feel like they wrote the book about me. I have a lot of the same feelings that they describe they had. Please don't look at me like I am different, I am still me. I am looking for people who are willing to support me positively. I do not have time for any negativity in my healing process. I have heard from more than one source that a positive mindset makes all the difference when fighting the cancer battle. I would love for people to pray for me and my kids as we fight this battle and show cancer who is boss!