On June 16 I was diagnosed with breast cancer (stage 1 IDC Triple Positive) and I’m on a whirlwind ever since. To say it has been a hard couple of months is an understatement, but I’m staying positive and know that I will get through this. I’ve made sure to continue to enjoy life however the last couple weeks have been extremely difficult for me as I’ve had to make many decisions regarding my treatment plan.
When I was first diagnosed I was set on only doing holistic and maybe considering radiation but after finding out how aggressive my cancer is I made the decision to do chemotherapy. This was the hardest decision I’ve had to make in my life. Although it was very hard I feel confident that doing both chemotherapy and holistic treatments will help me beat cancer.
Writing this is not easy for me. I’ve written multiple blurbs and haven’t been satisfied with any of them. They were all so robotic and factual which is not like me at all. I’ve always been very independent and love that about me therefore asking for help is extremely difficult. Unfortunately I need to let go of that pride and humble myself because I’m facing a lot right now. Not only financially, but emotionally, physically and mentally.
I don’t have the best insurance plan to begin with as I rarely got sick and holistic treatments in addition aren’t covered therefore my medical expenses are already high. My parents have been absolutely incredible paying all of my medical bills. I know they would do anything for me, but knowing they have to take on so much in such a short period is very difficult as I can’t do it myself. So here I am asking for a little help from my friends and family. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for giving whatever you can to help me get through this difficult time.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out showing their love and support. It means the world to me!
It's going to be one heck of a year but nothing I can't handle!