We are cheering for you and everything will happen the way it should.
Hello, my name is Carolina, and I was diagnosed with stage 4 uterine and lung cancer at the age of 24. I have never had kids and was completely healthy.
One day, I got a pain on my right side and thought it was my appendix, but it was actually a tumor growing in my uterus that pushed up against my organs. I had two surgeries before they diagnosed me with cancer, and I had many blood transfusions. It was horrible, to be honest. I sometimes don’t believe I went through that.
Now, I annually go to the doctor. I exercise and try to eat right, but in nursing school, it’s hard to get a set meal plan. I went into nursing because I was inspired when I was sick. I was inspired to be like the best nurses I had and inspired to be better than the bad ones that attended to me.
I just want to tell my fellow cancer fighters that no matter what, don’t give up hope. We are cheering for you, and everything will happen the way it should. Cancer is a word, not a sentence. You got this. Stay positive. Celebrate.
You still have some of your life. Fight for it. Fight to have it all back.
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