Cancer. Its such a heavy word, even for an optimist like me. I was scared and overwhelmed. When I would share my news with loved ones, their faces would drop, and so would my spirit. Being alone with my 2 year old daughter, and 2 month old son would send me into a deep, dark place.
Luckily, I met with an amazing team who took me from my diagnosis to my first chemo treatment all within 3 weeks! My tumor itched like crazy during my first treatment, and I was told that this was a good sign!
By my second round of chemo, I could feel the tumor shrinking, and by round 4, I could not feel the tumor at all! I always looked forward to infusion days because even though they made me sick, they were bringing me closer to being better.
After I finished my hard-hitting chemos, I had a double mastectomy, and right now I am going through radiation. I will be getting targeted treatment until November of this year, and then I will be on hormone blockers for a decade after that.