It’s 6:38am in the East Coast. My husband and children are asleep. There is total darkness in my home; but I am completely awake. In exactly 9 days I will go into the hospital for surgery. I have cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ. Thank God it’s stage Zero. It has a cure. I debated if I should post or not. I debated if I should give details. I woke up this morning wanting to share what I feel in case there is anyone I can help. Finding out I have cancer is a blessing. Unlike many others - I found out super early. I don’t feel anything in my Breast, just tenderness from a biopsy.
Ladies, please if you don’t do yearly mammograms, it’s time to start. I had a cluster of cancer cells that were microscopic….not palpable. Since I do this every year, they were able to compare it to previous results. I visit Women’s Diagnostic Center in Kendall. They offered me a new test, not covered by insurance, called Tamography 2D. Pay for it. It’s $60 extra. It caught it on time.
Everything that happens to us has a purpose. I have learned 2 very important lessons.
#1 God is the most important person in my life and in my heart. If it were not for him I would not be able to fight this fight. I gave my life to God (2) years ago. Being a woman of faith has allowed me to accept this challenge with humility.
#2 You get back what you give. I am grateful for all the kindness my family, friends, acquaintances, and strangers have shown me. The least people I would think would be there for me- have…offering way more than they should. I am blessed and humbled by this experience. I know what I bring to the table: positive energy. This is exactly what I have gotten back. Thank You!
I showed this to some of my classmates from the women’s leadership academy Friday and I decided to share it with all of you. It was my son Alek’s response to a post I had made on Instagram earlier saying “I want to inspire people, I want someone to look at me and say because of you, I didn’t give up”. It meant the world to me. He made my day because sometimes, as parents, we think our children don’t listen - we think we don’t make a difference… And I do - we do! So…with that said - MORALEJA - Stop casting doubts where they don’t exist because maybe we are the ones creating them.