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Mariette R. on March 19, 2019
I was Diagnosed with:
Type and Description of Treatments:
Currently still in recovery. It was years ago but cancer is complicated and I honestly claim to be in recovery still after 10 years. I had a tumor and was severely ill from neglect of my caretakers, so that made things worse.
How do you feel today?
Today I am hopeful & happier.
Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your life?
I have become better at being alone & actually enjoy it!
What is going well for you right now?
I am living on my own and joining hobbies that make me feel good. 🐱
What is not going well for you right now?
I hate men and none of them like me back. Oh well, like I said, I like being single. They just look good sometimes and I wonder. 😁
What has been the most challenging thing about having cancer?
Almost dying was kinda, ya know ...
When difficulties overwhelm you, where do you go for support?
How have your long-term goals or life goals changed since diagnosis?
Hmmm, not sure
What is your work arrangement right now? What are your hours?
I am doing the best I can.
Since the diagnosis, what has changed in your work life?
I never finished school.
What has helped you continue to work the most?
What advice do you have for others trying to work through treatment?
I’m praying for you and try to go vegan if you can...idk 😚😚😚
How have you dealt with any side effects of treatment?
Yes learned a lot about hormones.
If "today's you" could give advice to "day-of-diagnosis you," what would you say?
Breathe & breathe in a bag if you can.