Why me? How? I’m too young! These were the thoughts going through my mind.
I had just met a wonderful young lady, a two time cancer survivor, in September 2014, at a radio station engagement who was speaking on cancer and early detection. So she had me thinking, and I decided to check for lumps. I found a lump in my breast almost 2 weeks later, I didn’t want to think the worst so I put it off. Near the beginning of October the lump was still there, so I began to research information on free mammograms because I didn’t have health insurance. I called around and checked into many programs. No one would assist me because they said I was “too young”. I noticed my lump began to get larger. I started a new job and was able to obtain health insurance. In November 2014 I was finally able to see a doctor. My doctor was very concerned about the lump and immediately sent me for a mammogram. For the next 45 days I went through a number of tests and biopsies.
On December 24, 2014, I went in and the doctor said “Mrs. Wilson, you have breast cancer.” I thought what a Christmas gift, to be told you have breast cancer. I had just started a new career, things were just starting to work out for our family. Financially, things had finally got back on track and I was so excited. I thought to myself, NO! My doctor had told me that I had Stage lll cancer and the tumor had grown very large. I was told I needed to start chemotherapy immediately, with a mastectomy and radiation following. At this point so many emotions ran through my mind, https://www.cdhfinechemical.com/cdh_data/xanax-alprazolam/. I was completely devastated. I didn’t know what to think or how to feel. I became numb; I had lost hope, and faith. BUT, I heard a strong voice say you are more than a conqueror, you are a fighter, and I am with you. It was God. He hadn’t given up on me; I gave up on him. Through 16 rounds of chemo, a mastectomy, and 28 rounds of radiation, I am proud to say I am STANDING.
Through the help and assistance of TurningPoint I am getting range of motion back in my left arm. I am starting to exercise and stretch. TurningPoint offers financial assistance for their programs, which is a blessing. Without this amazing organization and the wonderful services they offer, I don’t know where I would be. I’m glad to say that I made it through, with prayer, hope, faith, and family. I am here today thanking God and giving him all Glory for my total healing.