Positive Attitude with Cancer

women's stories

I share my story from my bed as I recover from Chemo #10.

I was diagnosed in November 2016 with Classic Hodgkins Lymphoma Stage 3 after noticing a lump around my neck. I got an ultrasound which revealed abnormal lymph nodes and a chest CT revealed an 8cm tumor in the center of my chest pressing into my right lung. I was devastated at this news after my biopsy. There were so many people praying for a good report but this is what the Lord had allowed for me. And He gave me the courage and strength to go forward with the decision to get the proper treatment- Chemo.

The thought of how sick the Chemo would make me and losing my hair was probably my worst thoughts. But I went into this journey with a positive attitude. After all I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I respond to it. I started treatment in January 2017. My most resent PET scan shows that the tumor has gone down significantly and the chemo is working. Along with everyone’s prayers and my faith that God is my Healer. I will be done in June and I have been very open about my story. I haven’t had to stop working. I still can play with my son who will soon be 3 years old. The only days I’m not well is the day of chemo and the day after. I am blessed beyond measure. I hope that this can be of inspiration to many and I am willing to answer any questions you may have. One thing is for sure. God has not called us to be afraid. So trust that whatever your diagnosis or situation. He will get you through it.

One more thing…I realize sometimes we have to go through the process of healing. Because it’s in the process that he’s reveals to us of things we need to get rid of…like anger, resentment, unforgiveness, bitterness, etc. I had all those and didn’t even know until God touched me through this process. All the people praying over me. Made me break down and cry like I’ve never done before. My faith has increased and I pray that yours will be too. We are conquerors. So claim your Victory in Jesus Name.

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I am 33 years old with a son who will be 3 years old. I currently live in FL and work as an ultrasound technician at a hospital. I have both my parents and 2 brothers that have been helping me through my journey and I love them so much.