Woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend... Just when I thought life could not get any better I heard a knock on my door, it was Cancer.
It changed everything but not for the worse. I choose Life and Hope .
BACK OFF CANCER is what I say!

The beginning of this journey...shaving my head

The beginning of this journey...shaving my head
Me, Francesca, on April 1st 2007, the day I shaved my head....

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Wednesday March 28th , 2007 - The Diagnosis

By Wednesday I was beginning to LOOSE IT! One week in the hospital... and no answers yet.

During a visit of a rather new but very dear friend, Sarah, Dr. Ting came in , around 12 noon and gave me the diagnosis. Non-Hadkin's Lymphoma Stage IV.

Looking back , I cannot really tell you what happened in the couple of hours that followed that. Sarah was a great strenght. I talked to Carsten and my family; I wanted to Google it but was afraid at first of what i was going to read .... very surreal!!!!!

By the evening.... my inner strenght had gathered... I had spoken to many people, doctors, friends, family.... and we had a game plan.

FACT: I had Lymphoma
FACT: I am very healthy
FACT: We start chemo immediately

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