A Battle Won

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

:) A dear friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She had her right breast removed on October 22, 2012. Since then she has been undergoing Chemotherapy, which includes a Chemo booster shot the day after the primary Chemo treatment.

Yesterday she received her last Chemotherapy treatment, and today she is getting her last Chemo booster shot.

It has been a rough road for her. I cannot imagine what it feels like to hear the word “cancer” from a doctor. I cannot imagine what it is like to have a body part removed, especially one that figures so prominently with one’s personality and sexuality. I cannot imagine what sitting through Chemo treatments is like, or how it feels to suffer through their side effects, such as the loss of hair, again something that prominently figures with a person’s self image and sexuality.

She has been a tough soldier and worked her way through the process, and today she celebrates having won a major battle. There is still more ahead, as she now faces radiation therapy. But she is strong and doing well. She has beaten down the Red Devil, the nickname that nurses give the first rounds of Chemo therapy. She is on her way to returning to a more normal life.

Good job. Keep fighting.

Sifu Keith Mosher

About Sifu Keith Mosher

My new book, "Astro Boy, Sensei, and Me" is available now, as is my Sci-Fi joy ride, "On a Sphere's Edge". I have a Bachelor of Media Arts degree from USC. I have been an Audio Producer / Engineer, a Law Office Manager, and I am currently an Author and a Martial Arts Instructor.
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2 Responses to A Battle Won

  1. thatdamncat says:

    I went thru the whole chemo and radiation with my mom. Not a great time. I’ll keep your friend in my thoughts.

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