Cancer Bio: Diagnosed at age 35 year at 35 weeks pregnant with PR- ER+ HER2- invasive ductal carcinoma.
Treatment was 8 rounds of chemo, 25 rounds of radiation, and I’m at 3 surgeries and counting.
The Real Me: I am a Mother of 2, a beloved Aunty, sister, friend, partner and daughter. Making memories & sharing laughs with my community is one of the best things about my life.
Something I would tell my newly diagnosed self: Stop. Breathe. Then take another breath. This is happening TO YOU! Take a moment, reflect on the ramifications of every option. Ask all the questions. Write down the best case and the worst case scenario. Don’t feel forced to make a decision, always sleep on it. Bad news can wait, good news is never going away. Just breathe.