Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I am sure that there are many people that wonder that very thing...and are afraid to ask. Some that have been diagnosed want to know what to expect and of course they went to know they have hope and all about the new drugs available
I have been asked the question.
I wondered myself at the onset of this journey what it would feel like.
I have read many stories and seen several documentaries on TV that give you a horrible account. I have not had that experience at all. In the past even when I was in the Hospital because my counts were down and my immune system was compromised I didn't really feel like I was a sick person. Today I feel I am able to answer the question with a whole new outlook.

What Does Cancer Feel Like???
Yesterday it felt like a death sentence after I was told that my diagnosis now is TNBC - Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
Today it felt like a new beginning when I read an article while waiting for my doctor appointment about a fairly new very effective drug called Carboplatin. When I got in to see him and he explained that this was the Chemo Treatment I was going to start on it was a very bright spot in the day. It felt like my lucky day... A new Treatment a new chance and a new beginning to the next phase of my journey.

Physically I can only speak for myself as I have not been fortunate to speak to any one else living with the same Cancer. In the beginning it felt like mild heartburn - recently it has progressed across the chest area and I thought it felt like adhesion's in the area of the Mastectomy and I have some stiffness in the left arm. I am so fortunate to be getting this fairly new and statistical encouraging Chemo drug and am praying this is the one that works for me now. I plan to beat the deamon..




  1. Dear Chele,
    Thank you for this post. You are right in believing that those of us not battling cancer do wonder (and hope we never know) what cancer feels like. Your TNBC diagnosis would surely scare anyone. I am thankful that you are blessed to receive this new drug and pray that God restores your health. You are in my prayers. Hugs, Theresa

  2. Dear friend,
    I am visualizing you surrounded by a radiant, healing light.
    I so admire your spirit and am thrilled you will be receiving the newest, best drug possible. God be with you,

  3. Chele, such a short time I've known you but know this much from our encounter. You are a strong woman. I know it from your words, and your actions. I know you have what it takes to do what is necessary in a time of crisis. You keep on, keeping on. You give all of us who know you strength too and don't forget that. Together, we're all stronger. We'll be here to help you be strong too. God Bless, Judy