The day my life changed forever.

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!

xo,

Monique

5 thoughts on “The day my life changed forever.

  1. Hey Monique, thank you so much for sharing your story. Reading how the start of your journey is going is also helping me as well. I like you, am young (30 years old), lead a healthy lifestyle and I never in a million years thought I would be diagnosed with cancer. I was diagnosed two weeks ago with cervical cancer, and as I know you can relate, it has rocked me to my very core. It is devastating, but makes me feel comforted that someone out there is also going through the same thing.
    I had surgery last week, but it didn’t go very well as the cancer has spread. I have surgery again in a few weeks to remove my cervix and lymph nodes. I’m still in that scary stage of waiting for results to find out what stage it is. Well, I look forward to hearing from you and hope that we can keep in touch through this. Warm Regards, Ange (Australia)
    Instagram: mission_adventure

    1. Hi Ange. I am so very sorry. I can definitely understand how you feel right now. The waiting is the absolute worst. I never seem to understand why things like this happen. I guess it’s the mystery of life. I keep saying that at least you found it and surgery is an option. Please keep me posted on how you are doing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and stay strong! xo, Monique

  2. I too recently found out at such a young age. Same diagnosis, I am currently 22 years old and also 13 weeks pregnant , cancer definitely does not discriminate. I enjoy reading your blogs as I will be starting to have treatment asap due to pregnancy. Prayers with you!!!

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out! Thinking of
      you!!

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