Feb. 2008 I had bacterial pneumonia that escaped my right lung & poisoned my blood stream. I was in an induced coma & life support for 24 days, in the hospital 37. When I woke I was like a baby learning to talk, walk & eat. I was weak. Still the top of my right lung is dead but I survived when I shouldn’t have. I am Unfinished!
Until Feb. 2015 I felt a lump in my left breast. I called my doctor for a checkup. She was concerned & scheduled a mammogram. They quickly noticed the lump. An ultrasound & biopsy were ordered; I was scared. It took 1½ weeks for the dreadful call that I had cancer. Life stopped again. I was 37. Why’s this happening? Upon tests & long weeks wondering, results were in. I had the worst breast cancer: stage 2/3, triple negative with lymph node involvement.
Apr. 27, 2015 I had a port inserted & began chemo. By my 3rd treatment I lost my long thick brown hair. By the 7th I lost my eyelashes & eyebrows. Losing my hair was one of the worst things I endured. Not only was I sick, I hated how I looked.
20 rounds- 24 weeks of intense chemo. Lots of blood draws, injections, & steroids. Sept. 10th was my last treatment. Oct. 6th I had a double mastectomy with reconstruction & 23 lymph nodes removed.
My final report Oct. 15th, 2015 stated I was finally cancer free! I could’ve never got through either battle without prayer, family & friends. Again God decided I’m Unfinished!