I now visit MD Anderson every three weeks for CT scans, labs to monitor my progress and treatment.
Compassion and community put me at ease
I was devastated and terrified when I learned I had uterine cancer, but there's a vibe at MD Anderson that always makes me feel at ease. You feel a sense of community and warmth there even though you’re going through a difficult time.
It's been a long, difficult seven years since my cancer diagnosis, but I consider myself lucky. Every time I'm feeling down, I remind myself that others have been doing this longer than me. I'm lucky to be here, thanks to clinical trials.
After my mom died, my grandmother told me, “Life goes on, life keeps moving and you have to keep moving, too.” This helps me keep moving forward despite everything.
I wish life slowed down for us to grieve, but it doesn't. So, I just take it one day at a time and thank God for every good day and for what I learn from every bad day.