A few weeks ago, I received a notification about a new follower of my blog. The notification mentioned their blog name as well so I ventured over there to check it out. I was floored from the start. I couldn’t stop reading. Holly, this young woman – wife, mother, sister! – was diagnosed with breast cancer the day before I was. She is also HER2+, had her port placement the day before me, started treatment the day before me – even shaved her head a few days before me! Craziness! We connected and stay up to date through a Facebook page that she created for 30-something women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Fast-forward. It has been a rough few days. I prepared myself for this round of treatment based on how I felt the first round. Unfortunately, it hit quite a bit harder and has lasted longer. I have been struggling to keep my eyes open, eat and basically function. Despite my best efforts to stay positive, I have been struggling with how crappy I feel and the reality of the future treatments that I need to face. Today, Holly wrote about just that and it hit hard for me. I cried reading it. If you have a few minutes, head on over and see what she has to say…because it helped me today. Hot Pink Tutu
There will never be a convenient time to get cancer. But I have an amazing husband, a little man who is too young to worry about what his momma is experiencing and the love & support of so many incredible people throughout this. I am young and I am strong and for all of these reasons – and for many more – I know I will get through this. I know I will beat this. One day at a time.