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The Beginning of a New Life

Published on February 19, 2020 in Share Your Story

It’s tough to start a story that you still can’t believe yourself.

There I was, 22 years old living a great life, then, suddenly 2 weeks later I’m told I have the deadliest type of cancer there is.

At first it was almost as if I didn’t realize it was true. I continued life just adding extra “activitites” and “routines” to my daily process. However, when I say activities, I mean chemo and radiation. When I say routines, I mean taking nearly twelve medications a day.

So many thoughts should have been running through my head, but apparently I just decided that it was not a big deal. But it has taken a toll on those around me. My family, friends, and loved ones worried more than I did. Brain Cancer is not to be taken lightly, however, I gotta make the best of what is actually the worst diagnosis possible.

It takes more effort than ever before to wake up in the morning and get out of bed – or go to bed – or sometimes it seems like your not in control of how you really do feel. Basically, I live my life day by day, and I know that sounds cliche. In all seriousness, my personal opinion it is one’s own mindset and the choices you make on your particular situation that will control how you continue living your life.

Opinions expressed within this story belong solely to the author and do not reflect the views or opinions of the National Brain Tumor Society.

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