A Woman’s Intuition

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“When cancer knocks at your door, it does not discriminate. It doesn’t matter if you’re older or younger in age, or of any particular race, your sex doesn’t matter either, just be ready to fight for your life”.
I have been absent from the blogging world for quite some time but it’s been for good reason. On May 29th after discovering a sizable (3 cm) tumor in my breast I went for a mammogram at my local breast center and was diagnosed with invasive (infiltrating) ductal carcinoma. It is the most common type of breast cancer that affects women, accounting for 80% of diagnoses each year. This type of breast cancer also affects men.  To add to the drama of hearing such devastating news, I’m also triple positive. What this basically means is that my type of cancer is also aggressive and rapidly growing.
Breast cancer
I have just completed my 3rd chemo cycle/round of 6, so let’s just say that my life has completely changed in so many ways. My diagnosis ER+ / PR+, HER2+1 has some pros…if that’s even a good choice of words because of the number of available treatment options. On the other hand (HER2-positive) mutations tend to grow rapidly, be aggressive and have more re-occurrences.
Truthfully, I’ve finally crawled out of a very dark place emotionally. My health news has been a difficult decision to share publicly but I have used my social media platforms to inform about many things in the past. In this case maybe my story can save someone’s life. I will not be posting daily again for some time however, since so much has taken place since the initial diagnosis and completion of my 3rd chemo cycle I will do my best to share the events during that time as well.
Thank God for giving me enough woman’s intuition to be proactive about my own health and for not settling for medical professionals telling me “it’s just fibroadenoma” or “you’re too young” to have breast cancer.  Thanks a million to my growing support team that consists of my family, close friends, and people who have shared their personal journey with me. I also want to thank all of you who have reached out to me privately asking about my absence from blogging, I had contemplated stopping all together but I love that some of you found it entertaining.
Until next time!
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27 thoughts on “A Woman’s Intuition

  1. Thanks for sharing this with us Roxy, I know that wasn't an easy decision but it was a very helpful one. I will definitely keep you and your family in my prayers and I look forward to enjoying your blog post again soon cause I know all will be well! Stay Strong My Friend!

  2. You are so very brave for sharing your story. I know this is a difficult time and I commend you for fighting through that dark place to come and try to come and help others by sharing your story. You are truly beautiful inside and out and I will be praying for your recovery. I missed your blog so very much ♥

  3. OMG!!! I am so sorry to hear Roxy. You are right cancer does not discriminate so please stay strong and fight the fight. I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer last year and I have had 2 surgeries and radiation so far. I give thanks daily for this precious life and I praise my creator that I have come this far. I am so grateful everyday I live to see a new day and see my son he is my everything. Just know there are many people who knows this journey and have walked it. So keep strong and always try and stay positive and keep positive people around you. God bless and keep you my sister. <3

  4. OMG! I was wondering where you've been all this while.- So sorry to hear this Roxy.:( Hmmm…. Thank God you've made it this far and I pray He see you through this journey. Nothing is too hard for Him. Keep your head up, pls.

  5. Roxy,

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. You are so beautiful, courageous and brave for letting people know what's going on through your fight. My prayers are going out immediately for strength, speedy recovery, no remissions and even more courage as you continue your current treatments. Stay positive.

  6. So Glad to know that you are willing and ready to fight this thing. I have missed you around these parts and I will be keeping you in my prayers. Be strong and keep the faith.

  7. Your strong….you shall live to share goodness and love:)
    Welcome Back.
    i'll pray for you>>>i send me Love.
    Hugs and Kisses to you all the way from Calabar, Nigeria :3

  8. I admire you strength and courage Michelle. God will see you through this. You are definitely in my prayers………..Niasia

  9. Praying for a full recovery and continued health for you. Your bravery and ability to share during your treatment is amazing. I've been putting off a physical and it's time I get it done. Thanks you for the important reminder.

  10. This is an amazing story.. I found your blog by searching up a color for fall and decided to read on.. I guess it was meant to be… A year ago when my doctor told me there was a lump which was a benign but it grew twice the size in a year… i recently had a Biopsy and was diagnosed with Fibroids. So I guess we'll see what the future holds…
    Thank you for sharing your story, I really mean that…. Your strength is amazing and I wish you nothing but success with this…

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