When I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, I was in a hospital bed, recovering from a hysterectomy to remove tumors on my ovaries and eliminate the chances of any cancer forming. When the doctors came in with the results that said I had cancerous cells, I was shocked. I thought that this was just to prevent anything, but you're saying that there was cancer there the whole time? It was a time that I felt so vulnerable, lying in the bed by myself. My husband and I lived an hour away from the hospital and we had a 2 year old at the time, so he wasn't at the hospital yet when the doctor came to give me the news. I have always been a positive person and tried to look on the bright side of things, This however (aside from getting a hysterectomy) was probably the hardest day of my life. I then overheard the family of the patient next to me explaining that she had come in for a pain in her back, and they realized she had cancer that was in her brain, bones, and lungs. So when I say it was the hardest day of my life, I couldn't even imagine what she was going through. I truly believe that God brought her to me, to allow me to realize how precious life is, and regardless of the crappy hand that I have been dealt, it could always be worse.
There were a lot of experiences that I went through, that I know so many have faced before me. Many individuals have a great support system, but honestly, if someone hasn't been through cancer before, it is hard to support someone when you don't really know what they're going through. If this blog can help anyone in anyway, I will have accomplished what I started out to do. I wish you strength as you face this daunting yet, dare I say, enlightening experience of your life.