Hey, everyone, I am Connie. I have just started recovering from Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Welcome to my website. I want you to learn all about my catastrophic cancer journey. I hope that I am able to help you, in some way, if you are facing triple negative breast cancer. I basically started this blog because I spent almost two years fighting for my life. I was probably sicker than most, and I suffered from almost every single side effect. Needless to say, this was a journey I did not want to take and tried very hard to figure a way out. Unfortunately, once you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, there is no way out! You only have two options. #1) Just give up and accept no treatment. Believe me, I actually considered this for several months. I DID NOT WANT TO TAKE THIS JOURNEY! or #2) Fight like hell to do everything you can think of to try and beat this dreadful disease. We all know you do not beat it once it has attacked you. You only survive it. But SURVIVING is your only other option.
So now to me and my journey through triple negative breast cancer.
I am 63 years old, have been recovering from breast cancer for nearly a year, and am finally beginning to feel half human again. I decided to tell my story because I am hoping I can help. If I help only one person, it will be worth it. I have experienced a lot of adversity in my life, but this disease really threw me for a loop. I was probably the sickest I have ever been in my entire life, and it lasted for almost a year. Twice I came very close to losing my battle. But by the grace of God, I did survive. And now, I feel like it is my turn to try and ease the burden of someone else, if that is at all possible. I learned more than I ever wanted to know about Cancer. I am by no means an expert. I can only speak from my own experience. Each and every experience is unique in itself. No two people will probably experience this disease in exactly the same way. But I did learn tricks and other things along the way that helped me survive. Maybe something I learned will help you or someone that you love. Believe me, when you are fighting cancer, even one tiny little thing that can ease your burden can help tremendously. In my case, I had so many things wrong at one time that I was ready to throw in the towel on a daily basis. I hoped, in the beginning, that I would reach the other side, although I was not sure I would get there. Now I am on the other side, and I am so thankful to be here. Life is precious, and it is no more apparent than when you are fighting for your life on a daily basis. In my case, I was not sure how long I could fight or if I could even win. I now feel like I won, but only temporarily. Cancer can rear its ugly head at any time, especially once you have had cancer. The greatest fear that cancer survivors have is that the cancer will return. I live with that everyday, but I have taken steps to help alleviate being paralyzed by the fear. Maybe I can help you, too.
If you ever need help, advice or support in any way while battling cancer, I would be more than happy to connect. Just leave me a message and I will get right back to you. I may not have all the answers, but maybe I can comfort you in some way. I had a cancer survivor that I connected with while I was going through my journey, and it was nice sometimes just to know someone else had been there and done that! If you want to check out my profile, here is a link.
Contact me any time. Take Care.