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My God and Family Were My Strength

Published on October 23, 2014 in Share Your Story

My God and Family Were My Strength

Cecilia

My story started back in June with massive migraines and going blind. At first I told my family it was cyst and nothing to worry about, little did I know that I was the one worried…

I wasn’t sure what having Meningioma was or how to react to it. I was scared and I started reading about it online and doing research…I had back to back MRI’s and they told me I was diagnosed with a tumor. After talking with what seemed like so many Doctor’s I felt so dizzy, not sure what to do or how to treat it and these headaches didn’t help. I sat with my Doctor and he went over the 1% of things that could go wrong and I cried not knowing what to do and he also told me that he felt that I didn’t need to go through with it and that we would wait to see if the tumor would grow but that it would be completely up to me.

I left his office so scared and unsure what to do, that night I prayed so hard and I asked God to please help me. I sat with my mom and talked to her and told her how I was so scared and I felt like I needed to do this. After a couple of days of talking to my husband and talking to my 5 kids I was able to finally say I wanted to do this. I called my doctor’s office and told them I was ready to do this and lets start setting it up. I went in to do one more MRI and I called my family with the date of my surgery.

The day of the surgery I was so scared but I had to be strong and brave and up until they were ready to take me I told my family I loved them and that I would see them soon. My surgery was supposed to be 5hr long but they finished in 3 and half hours. From what I was told the tumor did grow and they had to move my brain over to get to the tumor, and with all the details of my surgery I can say that God was with my doctor and his staff. That day after they took me into ICU I was out of it, I know all my family was there and I got to see my aunts and uncle and my mom wouldn’t leave for nothing.I felt so blessed to have them all there with me I think that this journey wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

My God and family were my strength and then my friends poured in with all there love for me and I now know that I am super blessed.


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