Sylvia Menchaca-Segura #FIGHTONSYLVIA

First post: Jul 6, 2022 Latest post: Aug 10, 2022
Hi, everyone.

I’ve decided to go ahead and start sharing with everyone a very personal issue that I, Julian, and Michael are going through. About two months ago, I got home from the gym, and I felt a slight pain in my back, thinking it was just soreness, I decided to just take a few days off. After a week I went back, but it still hurt quite a bit, so again I took some time off. I started to feel sluggish daily and finally, after hearing Julian say, “you're tired again today” and Estrella following me everywhere, I decided to go to the emergency. Long story short after about a month and a half of pain and testing, I was diagnosed with cancer. Two days before Mother’s day, I was told I should go admit myself to the hospital. Unfortunately, I had a team to coach and a son to pitch to for our Mother’s day game, and I was not going to miss that! After the game, Michael and I went to the hospital and I was admitted. It has now been several weeks in the hospital with multiple surgeries, many tests, and the start of my chemotherapy. We’re all doing as expected and taking it day by day. I hadn’t wanted to come out and tell everyone, because for one, this is very personal, and I needed time to process this myself. I still don’t think I fully understand what is going on and of course the “why me” part of it, but for the sake of my husband, son, myself, and all my loved ones, I am fighting this and will get through this with the help of my faith and my family and friend’s support.

I would like to ask everyone to please give me some time and space to process my healing journey. Michael will share updates to my Caring Bride Page when we can. I’d also ask all those who have my number to please, do not try to call me or send me texts, I honestly usually don’t have the strength anyway to call or text. When I have the energy, I will check and interact on my Caring Bridge Page.  Michael is still working and helping me out at the hospital so he might not get back to those who reach out to him and might not update everyone all the time. For that please respect our time in trying to get through this.  Between Michael, my family, and my support network, I feel loved.

I will ask and appreciate any prayers, thoughts, positive vibes, curandera healings, that you might want to throw my way. Thank you all for your understanding, and I hope to see you all at the home opener at Raider stadium. If, not, then I’ll see you at the next Raider home game, and we will continue this fight till I’m able to attend all sports games, fan events, concerts, bday parties with taco guys, mean chanclada parties, Twitch DJ parties, my gym and hopefully what I miss the most, family and friend gatherings. 

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