By Kristen Wells
Girl’s Most cancers Pavilion Affected person
It’s the phrases nobody needs to listen to: “Sadly, it’s breast most cancers.”
In Might 2021, at solely 37 years outdated and by no means having had a mammogram, this was surprising information for my household and me. I rapidly realized I couldn’t change my prognosis, however with my wonderful household and pals as a assist system, I made a decision that I’d take a look at the optimistic and start my combat to beat this.
Being on this career as a radiologic technologist and educator for nearly 16 years now, I had some consolation in realizing that a number of the exams and procedures I’d be getting had been ones I used to be accustomed to. I instantly had surgical procedure to take away the cancerous mass adopted by chemotherapy and radiation.
There have been many issues that gave me power, primarily being my assist system and tons of prayer. To maintain in good spirits, my husband and I started doing TikTok movies to have a good time every therapy that was accomplished. Ending the day with pleasure and positivity was one thing everybody regarded ahead to, particularly after my chemotherapy therapies. I used to be humbled on the quantity of those who voiced their assist, love and prayers for my journey
I additionally wore a pair of sunshine up footwear, often known as my most cancers preventing footwear, to each appointment and therapy. I’ve now healed from surgical procedure, efficiently accomplished my 12 rounds of chemotherapy, in addition to my 4 weeks of radiation remedy, and I’m glad to say I’m feeling nice and most cancers free! I proceed to make use of my expertise to show and encourage others to combat irrespective of their battle. I’m additionally at first levels of writing a kids’s ebook to hopefully assist kids of most cancers sufferers perceive their position of their liked one’s battle.
My story has been featured on a number of of my skilled group’s media websites and I hope that it’ll proceed to be an inspiration to others.
Kristen will function Grand Marshal on this 12 months’s Have fun Life Automotive Parade being held at midday on Friday, Sept. 30 at Girl’s Hospital, in partnership with Mary Hen Perkins and Our Woman of the Lake. Supporters are welcomed to attend and cheer on our survivors at designated cheering areas proven on parade route map.