There are moments where despite this absolutely crazy journey, I feel blessed. Blessed to have been given the support that I have been throughout the past three and a half months. From the moment of diagnosis, to my 5 weeks of chemo at the cancer centre, to my current round of treatment…
I don’t take any of it lightly.
I know I have had and continue to have so many people praying for me and it means so much to me. The prayers, the cards, the well-wishes, the kind words, the flowers, the gifts, the baked goods and treats. They all mean so much to me and I am thankful.
It overwhelms my heart (in such a wonderful way) when thinking about the love I have been shown throughout this insanely difficult time from my friends and family friends. My parents and I have been so blessed with support from our friends which we are so thankful for. My parents have been so amazing throughout all of this, and I will never be able to thank them enough for their love and sacrifices and for taking care of me.
In light of all of this, I have also learned who hasn’t been there for me and I’ve learned who is not around to support me, but I’m thankful for that as well. Having friends and family abandon me during my struggle has been hurtful and a hard lesson to learn, but I’m glad I did. Being sick really shows who cares about you and who doesn’t.
I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. My cancer didn’t spread anywhere else in my body. I am lucky (which feels so weird to say), in terms of the fact that it could have spread everywhere. I don’t take that lightly, either. Being aware of this fact is such an amazing example of God’s grace and how He protected me and was watching out for me and I pray that this cancer treatment rescues me even further and that God continues to do the same.
I still have no idea why I was diagnosed with cancer. I’m in no way happy about it, or thankful for it. My heart is still very angry. But I’m coming to the realization that I never will know why this happened to me. My hope is that I can be a positive light to others and spread my story and I’m thankful that I get to share it with you. Thank you for the support and for reading. Please feel free to share with your family and friends!
I am currently in my third week of my second round of cancer treatments and on Monday, I did my injection all by myself which was a big step. It’s important to be proud of yourself and to celebrate everything in this life. It’s too short not to.
Have a blessed weekend,