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….😔
🎀 Breast cancer awareness month is NOT all pretty pink bows 🎀
Please consider the following women this month:
🎀💪🏻 The woman being diagnosed right now scared out of her mind wondering how long she has to live.
🎀💪🏻 The woman about to undergo surgery to have a part or all of her breasts amputated.
🎀💪🏻 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.
🎀💪🏻 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.
🎀💪🏻 The woman trying to comb her hair as gently as possible as to not have too many clumps come out at once.
🎀💪🏻 The woman who has radiation burns so badly she can barely lift her arms.
🎀💪🏻 The woman who’s trying to choke down soup or water but mouth sores, throat, and esophagus make it painful.
🎀💪🏻 The woman in the beautiful scarf covering her newly bald head.
🎀💪🏻 The woman hovering over the toilet trying not to throw up from the stomach pains and nausea.
🎀💪🏻 The woman who’s stuck at home because the diarrhea makes it difficult to be away from a bathroom for too long.
🎀💪🏻 The woman who financially can not afford to miss another day of work for yet another treatment session.
🎀💪🏻 The woman who has to take maintenance medication that changes her and makes her feel like a different person.
🎀💪🏻 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.
🎀💪🏻 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.
🎀💪🏻 The woman who’s lost her fight and family mourns her loss in this world.
~Written by Bethany Young, Cancer Survivor~