What a blessing that your mom is doing so well. To have a baby after all of her health issues is a true miracle. What a gift to have a close relationship with your mom. May she have many more years as a survivor.
My name is Andrea I'm 18 years old ! In 2005 i was in school and couldn't wait to get out because i thought my life was perfect and nothing could go wrong.Well i come out of school and i get into my mother's car and my mother and older sister had on sunglasses and i laughed at them and said they were weird,Come to find out they had sunglasses on ,on a rainy day because that had been crying but i still had no idea why my mom didn't tell me.We got home and everyone was acting weird and sad and i just wanted to know what was going on my mom didn't even cook dinner that night.She wanted to head over to my aunts house to visit so my brother,sister,and I loaded up in the car and went to my mother's sister's house!I went upstairs after we got there to visit with my older cousin we were upstairs chatting i came down stairs to find my aunt sister,and mother alson my aunts few children were crying.So i asked my mom once again what is the matter and she said "I HAVE CANCER".The first thing that came to my head was My mom is gonna die I cried my eyes out that night i asked my mom a million questions she said I'm not going to die i just have to get surgery ,My mom had everyone in our town that we were well acquainted ith preying for her and our family .That was one of the worse days of my life.She only had cancer in on of her breast and the doctor she went to where we live in zanesville ohio said they had got the cancer out after .My mom thought she should go and get a second opinion so she went to ohio state medical center where she came to find out that the cancer had sperd to her second breast she was devastated along with my family.About a week later she went to get her double masectomy my self along with my sister and little brother were very scared especially my little brother because he was so much younger than any of us.We went to columbus with my mom the day of her surgery with our grandparents we (the kids) were dropped off at an aunts house who lived in columbus so that we could stay there while mom ! was in t he hospital getting surgery .The day of surgery after she was in recovery for four hours we waiting around to see her then came to find out we couldn't go in because we were too young we all were very sad and just wanted to see our mother it was such a hard time for all of us.My mo had these tubs connected to her that leaked out blood and i always emtyed them and wrote down how much blood was in them because it was required. My mom had few check ups after the double masectomy and she had to go through chemo for some weeks she was always sick and she started to lose all the hair on her she would just lay in bed at night and comb her hair and it would all just come out.To this day my mom had her hair in a plastic zip lock bag for memories.She would get these dark circles under her eyes and you could tell she was sick .I really realized how much my mother meant to me after the cancer and all the chemo treatments so i knew i had to do what ever it took too keep my mother happy and off of her feet i did anything she asked for because i was appreciative that i still had someone to call mom or mommie:)My mother is a 5 year breast cancer survivor she is a strong woman she even recently had a beautiful baby girl even though she is 40 years old but we didn't even think it was possible but we are glad she is here.I'm just so happy that my mom fought the battle .For anyone who is going through this my words to you is that you should be strong and always think positive.My mother and i went and got breat cancer ribbon tattoos her's is on her wrist and says survivor and mine says hope!I will support breast cancer until the day i die (I LOVE YOU MOM)♥