Friday, 12 October 2012

6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?

Yes! Another question.

        This is definitely an easy question to answer. The hardest thing I have ever experienced is being diagnosed with cancer and having to go through the experience of chemotherapy. This happened 1 year and 3 months ago. Yes, I'm counting. The funny thing about all of this is that before I was diagnosed, the cancer didn't really give me any trouble or problems except for the fact that I had a sore arm for a long time. Chemotherapy was the main thing I struggled with, and I would say that this part is the harder experience. For me, as long as I'm alive I'm ok and this is a good thing. I didn't like the part where people were treating me as if I was on death's door. I told Mom, "I don't need people crying over me. I'm alive, I'm here, and I'm not dying." I might have looked like it, but this was because of chemo, steroids, surgeries, lack of sleep, and many other things. Yes, cancer was hard, but chemotherapy is harder. It might be hard to believe, but it's true. 
         I don't dwell on these things. Thankfully all these things happened quite a while ago already. I've just been thinking about them a little more lately because last year on October 31st I was an inpatient at the hospital. And Reformation Day (aka Halloween) is coming up soon and it has just reminded me of all the things that were going on back then. It's crazy that it has already been a year. 
        It has come to my attention from some people's questions that they didn't know if I am still on chemo or not. Yes, I am, and I have 9 months left. Hallelujah! I still go through rough patches where I have more intense side effects and this happens every 4 weeks after I go have a checkup and get an IV chemo. This "rough week" is actually right now. It started yesterday and from previous experience, I know that it will last till next week Wednesday. I figured it was time for another update on what has been happening in my life, hospital-wise. 

**Exciting news** 
I have another niece! She was born on October 6th. She was born to Benjamin and Christine and her name is Evelyn Rose. :)


  1. Great to see another update, Becca! You're a brave girl. God bless you. Praying for you this week. And congrats on the new niece! I saw a few pics. She's precious.

  2. Thank you for another update, Becca! We continue to pray for you as you go down the unpleasant road of chemo. You are a brave, strong girl and an encouragement to all who know you.

    Laura Ungersma