In 2016 my life was just beginning. I had just gotten a divorce, started dating, new nursing job and new apartment. I felt great and I looked great. I was 28 and ready to start my life over. Little did I know a few months down the road my life would change forever.
In October of 2016 I was diagnosed with stage 2b cervical cancer. I underwent chemoradiation- 6 rounds of cisplatin, 26 rounds of pelvic radiation and 5 external radiation treatments. It was a success and I went into remission for almost 3 years ! I went back to school, traveled the world, remarried a wonderful man and decided to add another child to our family via surrogacy.
In July 2019, my cervical cancer returned in my lymph nodes in my chest. My baby was born September 9, 2019 while I was in treatment. I have been given a grim prognosis and told I am now incurable however I have been in remission since October !
I am trying to be here as long as I can for my two boys, my husband and my family. I graduate school in august. I plan to go to school for the rest of my life (haha) and try my hardest to help children with cancer and women facing various life struggles. I am grateful for my care takers- especially my mother who has gone over and beyond to care for me.
By Christine Granado