I wanted to share my post cancer battle. I know it will be mostly parents that will read this blog, so I wanted to share what I am going through. We are almost done with Childhood Cancer awareness month. Of all of the things I wish I would have known before the diagnosis and even during the battle, I wish I would have know what was happening to me. I remember thinking that everything is fine, so why can’t I put my life back together.
I had become a different person and a different kind of mommy. I am still trying to figure out this new me as I struggle to find the old me. I am working on accepting the new real me after getting my daughter through cancer treatment while smiling through it all.
I had no idea what smiling through it all was doing to me.
Yes, I am the mother of a cancer warrior and survivor.
This is My’isha. She was around 17 months when she was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma. I stood by her side, solid as a rock. I didn’t want her to see me cry, but I couldn’t leave her side. It did not take me long to adjust to this new life. By the time her chemotherapy was done. I was able to leave to take care of other things, like my other 3 kids. I even started working for a local radio station doing promotional work while she was sleeping. I was able to be the rock I needed to be for my baby girl to get her through cancer. We sang and danced and smiled through it all. After a year and a half of treatments including radiation, surgeries, antibody and immunotherapy, My’isha was declared NED (no…
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