Be the Boss Over Cancer

by Kimberly Y. on July 15, 2009
I was Diagnosed with:
Rare Lung Cancer
Date of Diagnosis:
January 7, 2007
Employment Status:
Stay at Home Mom
Age:
23
Type and Description of Treatments:
A new treatment that was found accidentally with my sister. The Herb Golden Seal or as some may know as (yellow caccoon)and High dosages of Estagen.
How do you feel today?

My Sister is doing wonderful today. She's in remission from her lung cancer for the second time.

Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your life?

My sister lives everyday as a blessing and very thankful to be able to raise her 3 beautiful daughters and very active son who's the youngest. She takes nothing for granted and you never hear her complain life's too short and to have any complaining in my life would take away from all that is good and positive.

What is going well for you right now?

She's in remission and cancer free.

What has been the most challenging thing about having cancer?

Having to even think of possibly not being there for her kids. But that thought didn't last long my sister is one of the strongest spiritual side to her she never had any doubt that God would see her through this whether it was her time or not he would be there and he was every step and showed I know our family a miracle not once but twice of how powerful he is.

When difficulties overwhelm you, where do you go for support?

God

How have your long-term goals or life goals changed since diagnosis?

Live life to the fullest and always look forward and be thankful of all that she's been blessed with.

What is your work arrangement right now? What are your hours?

She continues to have her e-bay business and absolutely continues writing her romance novels which she says Harlequin is interested in one. I'm so proud of my baby sis.

Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your work life?

She's more driven at doing her best work always and with anything and everything in her life.

What has helped you continue to work the most?

Family but mostly Gods strength.

What advice do you have for others trying to work through treatment?

Have Faith and sometimes you just have to give your trust to your higher power instead of trying to do it all on your own. Don't carry such a grueling burden alone.

How have you dealt with any side effects of treatment?

So Far so good not a whole lot of problems just have to be careful if possible with any lung infections like colds etc.. cause of scar tissue pron to pneumonia

If "today's you" could give advice to "day-of-diagnosis you," what would you say?

Be strong their is a reason for everything that happens whether we understand at the time or not. If you feel your not strong enough ask God for some strength and he'll be glad to share some, and most important have faith a strong faith.