Thoughts

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Some people have asked me if I am done with my journey now that my chemotherapy treatments are over, and the answer is “No”. I will not be done until I have been through my 3rd surgery, radiation and follow-up imaging showing that there is no sign of cancer anywhere in my body. With that said, the piece I have shared below is so true…I have already been through some of these with more to come….πŸ˜”

πŸŽ€ Breast cancer awareness month is NOT all pretty pink bows πŸŽ€

Please consider the following women this month:

πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman being diagnosed right now scared out of her mind wondering how long she has to live.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman about to undergo surgery to have a part or all of her breasts amputated.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman undergoing her first chemo treatment wearing an ice cap on her head in an attempt to save her hair and therefore her identity.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman who cries herself to sleep from the agony of the pain in her bones from the medication she has to take to combat the low blood cell counts.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman trying to comb her hair as gently as possible as to not have too many clumps come out at once.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman who has radiation burns so badly she can barely lift her arms.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman who’s trying to choke down soup or water but mouth sores, throat, and esophagus make it painful.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman in the beautiful scarf covering her newly bald head.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman hovering over the toilet trying not to throw up from the stomach pains and nausea.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman who’s stuck at home because the diarrhea makes it difficult to be away from a bathroom for too long.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman who financially can not afford to miss another day of work for yet another treatment session.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman who has to take maintenance medication that changes her and makes her feel like a different person.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman lying in bed at night unable to sleep wondering if she’s done all she can to prevent it from coming back to kill her.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman lying in bed at night unable to sleep because she knows it’s already come back and wants more than anything to live to fight another day.
πŸŽ€πŸ’ͺ🏻 The woman who’s lost her fight and family mourns her loss in this world.

~Written by Bethany Young, Cancer Survivor~

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