I can't stop crying! I received the most amazing envelope today filled with an incredible letter and beautiful necklace. I am so humbled by the kindest of other people. I have no idea who sent this but I want you to know what an overwhelming impact it had on me.
When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I was petrified. My first reaction was not to keep it a secret but to let others know what was going on with me. I figured the more people that knew about my situation the more people that could pray and I wanted them to know my story about how I determined I had breast cancer and the type so I might help others. I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined the outpouring of support and prayers that I have received. It's been beyond my wildest imagination.
When I saw my brother for the first time after my diagnosis, he told me that I will realize there are a lot more good people in this world than bad. At first I had no idea what he meant but let me tell you he was so right! Receiving this letter today is just another example of how amazing, kind and good people really are.
I would never wish cancer on anybody, but I would have to say getting cancer has been one of the worst and best experiences of my life. It's taught me how great God truly is, how powerful prayer can be, how wonderful my family and friends are, how amazing, kind and supportive people that don't even know can be. It's truly made me want to be a better person.
Thank you 12 Ordinary Women for your kind gift. It makes me want to fight harder to beat this disease because I know there are people out there that truly care. But it also reminded me of the responsibility I have to my family and friends to fight this disease. All their love and support makes me want to be a survivor so I can be here for others when and if they need my love and support.
One Humbled Lady
P.s. Without going into a lot of detail about my breast cancer, two things I would recommend if you are ever diagnosed with breast cancer. 1) If you ever find a lump in your breast get a biopsy. 2) Get a second opinion and have all your labs redone and make sure they run the FISH test. These two things that were recommended to me probably saved my life.