“No one knows something until it happens to them,” those were her exacts words when she came back from her yearly check.
I had watched her lose appetite, experience nausea, become weak, complain of mouth sores, sometimes bleed out and even diarrhea. But she always quoted it as “Small pain and leakage from the left breast”so it was nothing serious.
She’d been diagnosed of breast cancer.That meant it would now be a struggle everyday and examinations, biopsies and therapies would be the routine sucking the life out of her all in the name of saving life.
Honestly, I didn’t expect any of that.I didn’t know how to handle it. It’s traumatizing and life changing to watch someone you love battle a disease you’re not sure they’ll get better from.
From them waking every morning to show you love,taking care and worrying about you, sharing with you their beautiful smiles, staying positive, executing bravery and faith.
Then all of a sudden all that changes to surgeries, radiations, chemotherapies, hormone therapies and any breast cancer targeted therapy.
Sometimes..it feels like only the good ones get hit.
Ironical really if you think about it, so much darkness in this world and the light expected to keep us safe is put out, sometimes so unexpectedly
These were her last words,”Surviving this fight won’t be easy but if I get better I’ll always wear my scar as a representation of victory. I’ll be clothed in strength, dignity and laughs without fear of the future. But always remember that mammograming your boobs is more important than Instagraming them.”
I’m sure if you’re reading this you’re either female or you have a female in your life and it’s high time you let them know that getting tested for cancer is important.