In May of 2009 I retired from 24 years of teaching and started a new career in October 2009. That same month I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer with HER 2 receptors. As a result from missed work, I was dismissed from my position in March 2010. I was devastated.
I had a mastectomy in Dec. 2009 and began a year of Chemo treatments in Feb.2010 and completed them in Feb. 2011. Tests results at that time indicated no signs of cancer in my body. I praise GOD for the results.
When I had completed my first 6 months of Chemo, my 92 year old mother became ill. She was then diagnosed with bladder cancer and came to live with my husband and I in Oct. 2010. She was a 48 year survivor of ovarian cancer. She lost her battle on March 19, 2011.
It was truly a blessing and an honor to be able to care for my mother. I would never have been able to do it without GOD’S strength, encouragement, mercy, and comfort. GOD allowed me to spend precious moments with my mother. He will never give you more than you can carry because when you think you can’t go on He will carry you.
Dr. Nimeh, the Chemo nurses, and the entire Cancer Center staff are remarkable. Dr. Nimeh is so compassionate, understanding, and concerned for his patients. He made the journey so much easier as well as the Chemo nurses and staff. They all became my extended family. I am forever grateful, as Dr. Nimeh was with me through all of this and was also a consultant on my mother’s case. They are all a blessing in my life!
Now I know why I lost my job….It was all in GOD’S Plan….My Mother needed me. It also took the focus off me and my cancer. I never said Why Me but, “WHY NOT ME”?
GOD takes us through different journeys in life for many different reasons but…. ONLY HE KNOWS WHY! I THANK GOD EVERY DAY FOR MY JOURNEY.