So my blog is going to take a different path. I am still interested in everything digital and social media, but I thought it would be good to talk about the journey that I have currently been on. One that I didn’t choose, but everything happens for a reason, right?
As of October 22, 2015 (the day that will forever stand out in my mind), I was diagnosed with stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma breast cancer at the young age of 27. I couldn’t believe what the doctor said to me on the phone. Hearing the words “I’m so sorry Monique. It came back as cancer.” will forever be in my mind. This couldn’t happen to me. I’ve always been so in tune with my health and I knew something wasn’t right this time. I’ve had benign cysts removed in the past, but for some reason, I knew this was different. That’s why I called my doctor right away and that’s probably why I caught this so early.
Since October, I’ve had numerous scans and doctors appointments as well as surgery. I started my chemo journey last week. My goal is to inspire young women to check themselves every month. I never thought cancer could happen to me. I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life, I barely drink, and I’m healthy. There is no breast cancer on either side of my family, but none of that matters. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Cancer can happen to anyone at any time. I’m hoping to share my journey and inspire others with my new blog posts. I hope that it helps you or someone else you know who is on this journey they never thought they would be on. In the meantime, I try to stay positive and take it one day at a time.
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Until next time!