Our story

Our story

I am a 34 year old wife and mother

My family and I have been through a world wind of events to say I’m grateful we are together would be a gross understatement.

This is my story, the one God gave me to share, but it wouldn’t be complete without first telling you ourstory.

On our 4th wedding anniversary, 09/04/14, my 34 year old husband had a hemorrhagic stroke which caused a brain bleed and an AVM rupture.

He flat-lined, was in a coma for 2 weeks, and wore a medical helmet for 6 months because he had no left bone flap on the left side of his skull.

I assisted with in-home infusion treatments, helped bathe, feed and clothe him. I watched him learn to read and walk again.

In February 2015 he had his last brain surgery to replace his skull. He made a full recovery by our 5th wedding anniversary and his one year stroke anniversary on 09/04/15.

Two weeks later I found a lump.

On October 1, 2015 I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Breast Cancer.

I began my first of 6 chemo rounds on October 1, 2015. I had bronchitis, pneumonia and a blood transfusion.

On December 17, 2015, two days before my 34th birthday, I learned that chemo worked and upon physical examination the tumor shrunk. A breast MRI in February 2016 revealed no tumor.

On February 24, 2016 I had a double mastectomy and BSO (removal of both Fallopian tubes and ovaries), and the pathology results from that surgery confirmed no evidence of cancer.

Praise God I was CANCER free!!!

However, I still had a road ahead of me.

I have the BRCA-1 breast cancer gene, therefore, I had to finish out my treatment plan. 25 treatments of radiation every weekday for 5 weeks in May 2016. I am to receive herceptin infusions every 3 weeks from October 2015 thru November 2016, and I have two more major reconstruction surgeries go.

After what we’ve been through the last couple of years, we’ve both kicked our faith into high gear. We’ve leaned into the Lord and grabbed a hold of His Word more than ever before. I’ve prayed and cried and cried out to Him more times than I can count, yet even in my darkest hour He brings me back to His truth.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

17 Replies

  • A beautiful story, teamtiana19 <3 Thank you for sharing!

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  • Thank you so much for sharing your story, and the pictures are wonderful!

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  • Thanks for sharing your story to encourage someone else.

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  • Thanks so much for sharing I believe your story will be a real inspiration to all cancer patients Here to the two of you as you both deserve medals of valor

  • Wow! Thank you so much!

  • God is good, no great, super amazing and super awesome.His plans and understanding are not ours. Father/Gods plans supersede and over ride ours. You and your husband are true over-comers.Gods continued blessings to you and , your family.The oncologist I had 9 years ago said I had a year to live after his aggressive treatments.I am cancer free 8 years now by the authority of Doctor/Gods healing. Amen Joy, Joy Joy. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

  • Praise God! Thank you for sharing your testimony!

  • So glad you and your husband are healthy again!!

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  • God bless. You are definitely a strong person.

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  • Hi, I was diagnosed in April with stage 3a lobular,grade 2 breast cancer. I was put on Letrozole first to help shrink the tumor. Results were not that significant. I just had a mastectomy the 7th of this month. So I'm home trying to recover so I can start chemo. My husband is in poor health as well,heart diabetes.... Good luck and I'll keep you in my prayers .

  • Keeping you and your husband in my prayers. Also praying for your recovery and strength during this time.

  • Your love for and faith in God are awesome may your road ahead be a smoth one.