My name is Arlene. I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer with aggressive gene. I had never thought that I would be diagnosed with this disease. I celebrated my 50th birthday in April of 2012 then a few months later in November I get the news I have stage 2 aggressive breast cancer.
I was devastated… I had already put myself 6 feet underground – but my family were (and are) so supportive. They helped me through my ordeal: 6 treatments of chemo and the rest of the year treatment for the aggressive cancer along with radiation every day for 6 weeks. I don’t even remember my year of doctors’ appointments, tests, and treatments. I prayed more and every day that no one else would have to go through this.
Then in August 2016 my baby sister calls me to tell me she just got news that she has breast cancer too. My heart just sank. This was the last thing I wanted to hear. I was saddened and scared, and I rushed to be by her side to comfort her and to let her know we will get through this just as I have 3 1/2 years cancer free. Amen… and you’re going to do the same
What’s strange is my baby sister celebrated her 50th Birthday in November 2015 and then to be diagnosed in a manner similar to myself. How could this happen? We are fighters we will fight and everyone who is dealing with this also keep your head high and stay positive for we all will survive Amen.
I want to thank my family and Doctors for all love and support that you have given through these past three years Faith – Love – Hope.