I haven’t been too open about some things that have been going on in my life. One of the biggest things includes my mom’s battle with invasive ductal carcinoma – a form of breast cancer. The whole series of events happened so quickly and it took a while to process what was happening. I learned her diagnosis the night of my spring dance recital, which, for dance teachers, is the night that if you don’t die of exhaustion you’re a superhero. I was stressed from the recital production and then to find out my mom was in for tough road was icing on the cake, but in the worst way. I found myself standing backstage staring into space, thinking the worst. I was horrified, scared, and numb. I was ready to do everything in my power to fix her. Thankfully, the particular cancer she was diagnosed with was easily treatable and had a high survival rate. Her wonderful doctors gave her the plan of attack, which included two of the top five worst chemotherapy drugs on the market – yay. We heard horror stories. Hospital stays. Endless nausea and sickness. Sleepless nights. Extreme weight loss. Again, thankfully, while my mom definitely had her tough days, she breezed through with NO complaints or suggestions that she wasn’t feeling well. I can tell you the trick:
From the beginning of this whole process my mom put her trust completely in the Lord. I whole heartedly believe His grace is what has carried her through with ease. I’m saying all this to share my sweet mama finished her last round of chemotherapy today. She gracefully endured 12 rounds of poisin. In a few weeks she will have a minor surgery to remove the chances of this happening again and she will be home free to live her best life! I’m so thankful for my mom. She is the best person I know. She’s brilliant, kind, selfless, hilarious, hardworking, and beautiful! I’m so proud of you mama!
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