Before my grandma found out for sure that she breast cancer, she knew it in her heart that something was wrong. Just before Christmas last year, she had to have surgery to remove the cancer. In the months after the surgery, she went through chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Instead of waiting for her hair to fall off from the chemotherapy, she decided to shave her head herself. She always tells me that bald is beautiful.
I asked my grandma how she was so brave, and she said that it was her faith in God. She said that God walks with her on her journey back to health. She is not afraid of cancer because she knows there are good doctors and medicine to make her well. My grandma was brave in sharing her story with others through her blog on the Internet. Her courage has enabled her to walk her journey with dignity.
From the moment that my grandma found out that she had cancer, she accepted it and decided that she would do whatever it took to cure the cancer. Even when she went through her treatments, which made her weak and were painful, she was always positive. She told me that because she kept a positive attitude, she felt that she made it through without being very sick or being depressed. Her family and friends, who supported her, helped her to keep her positive attitude. In my grandma’s blog, other people have made comments that her positive attitude has been an inspiration to them. My grandma says that when you keep a positive attitude you can get through anything.
My grandma has a lot of great qualities, but there is one that I would like to mention in particular. Grandma says that God has a sense of humor and that He definitely gave her one too because she could not have made it through without a sense of humor. She said that God helped her to laugh at herself and her condition, and to make jokes about it. There was a medicine that grandma took that made her stay awake 24/7, talk non-stop, and made her very hungry. She said that she really acted funny when she took these pills. I think she was loopy. With all that my grandma has gone through, she is happy and looks forward to many years of health and spending time with family and friends. She has inspired me to know that no matter how bad things seem or what may happen, there is always hope and a way to get through anything, with faith in God, and the love and support of those around you.