Back to “Normal”
This Monday will be exactly (35) days since I had a double mastectomy. I was just sitting at a BBQ with my husbands #BJJ friends Saturday and after (2) hours I was in pain. The pressure I felt on my chest was a little bothersome. I really don’t know how I’m going to be in a newsroom for 8 hours but I am going back! There’s no way I’m going to let this illness have me strapped to a bed, walking at a snails pace sometimes, feeling like a torch is on my chest because for some reason these expanders inside me make me feel like I’m burning up. I’m going back because the doctors tell me the 2nd surgery is tougher so I need to heal! I’m going back because I know God is going to give me the strength to do so - I am a woman of faith and God would not put anything in my path I could not handle. I’m going back because I will not let a breast cancer recovery beat me! I am not invincible but I am strong - my grandmother did not raise a weak woman! We are a tough breed in my family led by estrogen and conviction. “Tenemos los ovarios bien puestos!” We are a matriarch! My husband says I am the rock of our family and I am keeping the title, I have earned it! Not only because of the cancer I survived but because of a life long path of obstacles I have climbed over successfully and who knows how many more will try to stop me. I’m going back because I want to inspire my children - I want them to look at me and say because of you I didn’t give up. Will it be tough? Yes. Can I go back to Normal? Yes! I will!
(2) days ‘till my life goes back to “Normal”. Looking forward to Monday @primerimpacto - it’s been an interesting recovery. Learned a lot. Have (1) more major surgery to go. I want to thank my family and everyone for all the love, phone calls, emails, text, visits, fruit baskets, flowers, balloons, tweets, Facebook messages, Instagram posts, and those who gave forward to Eric Neris who has stage (3) colon cancer. This has been a life changing experience for me. Thank you God for everything you have done for me. I will forever be a testament of his faith. #blessed
Saw this on Facebook today. This is so true! Via www.marcandangel.com —- Look, I know I post a lot of positive things - it’s because I want to encourage people & remind myself to always focus on the good. All my life, I’ve had to jump hurdles, each one higher than the next. Sometimes I succeed - other times I learn a lesson. The key is to always see it’s purpose.