Author: Kelly

Please Help Prayers Needed

At this moment I am just writing a little note to humbly ask for prayers for my dad as he was just admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU) due to an aggressive infection.  His white blood cells are extremely low, he is having some difficulty breathing and his heart has been compromised as well.  They are giving him several…

Change

Life can be unpredictable, and change occurs whether we are ready for it or not.  As a cancer survivor, I can honestly say that my life was forever changed.  It changed me physically, mentally and emotionally.  Although my cancer was unexpected, and well downright scary, I believe that it allowed me to be able to find my inner strength and grow as a person.  Cancer is not what…

Frustration

I just wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your continued support, thoughts, prayers, patience, understanding and words of encouragement expressed to me via my blog regarding my dad.It has been a trying time for all of us to endure and everything seems to be going so fast yet slow at the same time. I also wanted to…

Perspective

In the midst of my cancer battle, I learned a valuable lesson on shielding myself from the outside negative chaos and noise that surrounded me. Getting information about the statistics of surviving my type of cancer, was not always positive or encouraging. Actually, it was quite the opposite, I was often horrified, sadden and scared thinking I would not make…

Self-Discovery

Originally posted on Cancer: The Upside:
In the mist of my biggest storm in life up to?the moment that I was diagnosed with cancer, I?was able to discover myself more profoundly. ?As often is the case, during your most difficult situations in life is when you truly learn?what you are really made up of.??The obstacles I had to face were?so…

Believing in Yourself

At the beginning of my cancer battle, I felt strong and determined to win!  I was not going to let cancer be the end of me, deep in my heart, I knew that I had more chapters.  Despite, the odds stacked against me according to science and statistics, I had a feeling inside me that I would overcome cancer.  Although,…

Badges of Honor

Being a cancer survivor means that I have scars.  For me, my scars are both external and internal.  Externally, people can physically see that I have undergone some type of medical procedure because I have several scars on my neck. One is on the upper side of my neck and the other is located a little lower from my neck. These scars are all that remains from the procedure I underwent from the insertion and…

Anxiety

Sometimes, I have to pause for a moment, take a deep breath, calm myself, and just let things go.  I try to re-focus myself on what really matters to me and who matters in my life and know that the rest will all work itself out.  I take a few steps back and just take it one step at a time.   This is the reminder that I give to myself when…

Unexpected Symptoms

As a cancer patient receiving chemo treatment, the medical professionals advise you of all the side effects that you may experience.  As I started my chemo treatments, I thought I was mentally and physically prepared for the infinity array of possibilities of how I might feel.  Wrong, the reality was very different, I was not at all ready for the horrible side effects that I endured from chemo.  The worst part is that…

Phrases

We have all heard or used the phrases “everything happens for a reason or everything comes to you in the right moment “at one point or another in our lives.  I found myself using one of those phases recently with my dad as he is going through his cancer battle.  I told him that surprises arise all the time during the cancer battle while…