I had experienced increasing fatigue for over a year. I blamed it on stress. I experienced severe bloating for at least six months, and I blamed it on my IBS. I began to have irregular menstrual cycles. I blamed it on pre-menopause. I began to have persistent pelvic pain, and I finally sought medical advice. We thought it was a cyst.
In March 2019, shortly after my 44th birthday, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer during a hysterectomy. My life crumbled for a few weeks, but I worked through all of the emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis the best I could. Thankfully I have amazing support.
I endured the 18 weekly chemotherapy treatments and continued for another 14 months of additional maintenance therapy. I’m now back to work, living the best life I can with my husband and three daughters. It has not been easy for any of us.
I still have some bad days when all the worries, aches, and pains bring me to tears. I also have many, many amazing days where I get to laugh and enjoy my life, and I am so very thankful to be here. We don’t know what our future holds; we can only enjoy each day we have on this earth by doing things we enjoy—one day at a time.
“We don’t know what our future holds, we can only do the best we can each day we have on this earth by doing things we enjoy with the ones we love. One day at a time ️“