I’m a 34 year old wife and mother who got smacked in the face by the reality of my mortality on April 9th 2015.
I initially got diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2010. I underwent surgeries (mastectomies at different times), chemotherapy (it sucks!), radiotherapy (human barbeque comes to mind) and hormonal therapy. I held my breath for the next five years as I knew how crucial the first five years after a diagnosis were. I made it to January 2015 with no cancer related incidents (if we don’t count testing positive for the BRCA2 gene) and I thought I could finally start breathing again. How wrong was I?! 5 years 2 months and 3 weeks after my initial diagnosis, I heard those words no breast cancer survivor wants to hear – “I’m sorry but your cancer is back and this time, it is ‘incurable'”
This blog is a documentation of my previous experience and my experiences as I embark on this new phase of my life. I am determined to live for many many years – I’m talking loads of decades!
Being faced with the reality of my mortality has caused me to reassess my priorities. Simply from the medical perspective, achieving my dream of being here for loads of decades doesn’t seem all that realistic. As a result, I’ve chosen to take my chances with the only immortal person I know – God! He’s got a lot of amazing promises for me and I am choosing to hold on tight to those!