Nicole’s Story

Site created on May 13, 2018

On April 30th. I was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer.  This is how I kicked ass and told cancer it does not have me!!

Newest Update

Journal entry by Nicole Stoutenborough

A moment...

As you wake up this morning, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support. And share a little bit of what's going on in my brain...

I have not been told how many shirts have sold, I have not been given a dollar amount,  I haven't even tried to imagine.

What I want to thank you for is sticking by me. Not giving up on ME.

I know that I am not the same person I was at this point last year. I have changed drastically,  physically and emotionally.

Most of the time, I am still smiling and laughing.(this is shown in my typical FB selfies)

And then there's the side that doesnt get "caught" in a picture.  The side of me that is snappy and quick to "go off".

This is someone I don't even know or like.

For those closest to me, you know this isn't me and you still help me get through my days and help me to remember who I am. THANK YOU.

There's a line, in this stupid cancer battle.

A line that I never would want any of my friends and loved ones to EVER experience. A simple comment can push you over this line and into what I am now learning is depression. And once you cross that line, it's so hard to crawl back.

I'm still trying. I'm still fighting. I just ask that you continue to be by my side and fight with me! 

Thank you. Stick with me.  It can only get better.


Patients and caregivers love hearing from you; add a comment to show your support.
Help Nicole Stay Connected to Family and Friends

A $30 donation to CaringBridge powers Nicole's site for one month. Will you make a gift to help ensure that this site stays online for them and for you?

Show Your Support

See the Ways to Help page to get even more involved.

SVG_Icons_Back_To_Top
Top