20 😊Positive vibes☀️ Thriving with Metastatic Breast Cancer 💪🎀 It's a beautiful day to help save lives! ⬇️
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The thought of getting treatment today really bummed me out, so I thought I would have a little fun with it! #eeyoreonesie There's always going to be something you really don't want to do, but instead of letting it get you down try to switch it around and make it enjoyable! #metastaticbreastcancer #thriver #treatmentday #lifeisgood
Because happy dancing is very much needed when you get TWO good scans in a row •My brain MRI results came out pretty good! There were two tiny 1 mm spots, but my doctor thinks it was just artifacts NOT cancer. I'll have a repeat scan in two months, but until then... all is well #metastaticbreastcancer #thriver #alliswell #expectmiracles
"Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is." For a long time, I just wanted to be "normal" again. I had it all planned out, what my life was supposed to be, but cancer came and changed all of that and took so much away from me. For a long time, I was angry. I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at 18. Why, when my life was just about to start, did cancer have to come and destroy everything? I was so angry and scared, and that's okay. I needed to feel that. But a few months ago I accepted that I needed to let the idea of how my life was supposed to be go and embrace the life I have and be open to all the new possible paths life might take me in. I think to truly live your best life you need to trust the flow of it, let go of what it "should" be, and embrace what is. -- I just wanted to clarify that I'm in no way saying that I'm happy or grateful that I have cancer, because we all know it sucks, but I'm happy with every other aspect in my life, even though it's not what I had planned for myself. I'm choosing to look past the cancer and all the crap that comes with it so that I can live my best life possible. Whether it turns out to be a short one or a long one, I KNOW it's going to be a good one! #metastaticbreastcancer #trusttheflow #liveyourbestlife #happy
#thisisnotpink I had a double mastectomy at 18, went through chemotherapy, lost my hair, had radiation to my brain twice, and I get a targeted chemo every three weeks for the rest of my life. This is my reality and this is why we need a cure, but unfortunately many companies and organizations that claim to support breast cancer research have become more about raising awareness with a pretty pink ribbon rather than actually trying to help find a cure. I'm not totally against the pink ribbon, but I am against what it has become. Unfortunately, pink ribbons don't save lives. If you would like to help find a cure there are some really great organizations out there, such as METAvivor, that are making a real effort to help find one. That is where our donations should be going to! #letsfindacure #breastcancer #pinkwashing #breastcancerresearch
Celebrating hard today because my brain MRI was CLEAR! Receiving news like this is what makes going through the hard treatments so worth it! If you're at a tough spot in life just remember it will get better and when it does everything you had to go through to get there will have been worth it! Just keep pushing through! #grateful #Godisgood #metastaticbreastcancer
I can't believe I finally took the leap and moved over 1,000 miles away from everything I know. Despite all the fears I had while making this decision, they weren't strong enough to stop me. A lot of times we let fear rule our lives and we end up missing so many great opportunities. I think we should start doing the things that scare us the most; live everyday FEARLESSLY and move out of our comfort zones. Next time there is something that is calling your soul, but your ego keeps telling you no out of fear, I say take a leap of faith and do it! Make the decision that scares you the most! You will be happier in the end if you take the chance, I promise. #mynewhome #happy #loveoverfear #fearless #takethechance
I'm so grateful for my awesome oncologist for keeping me alive for the past two years and always staying positive with me through all the bumps in the road. I honestly got so lucky!
Although I'm excited about moving to Florida next week, I'm so sad this is my last treatment here. Having to find a new oncologist is pretty scary. Not every doctor is for you and sometimes you have to search until you find the right one that you feel comfortable with. I hope I get lucky again and find an oncologist that is as great as this one and that I feel completely comfortable with.
Thanks for everything Dr.Sholi
Taking all of this in. My heart is so full. It's moments like this that make me feel safe; like everything is going to be okay. My heart knows I'm going to be on this earth for a long long time, even when my mind becomes fearful. I don't care what the statistics say; I believe love, happiness, and faith can help heal you. It's all about miracles, baby! They exist and I just witnessed one. The entire world is a beautiful miracle, after all. #ilovesunsets #grateful #healing #loveoverfear #miracles #metastaticbreastcancer
Not too sure why it's sideways.. butttt there's no evidence of active disease in my body, (from the neck down) so we are celebrating!! He may be an awkward dancer but he's one hell of an oncologist -When you have a metastatic disease it can feel like there's no light at the end of the tunnel. The treatments are forever, you get scans every 2-6 months and there's days where you just get so tired of it all and wonder why your even doing it when there's no finish line. Well yanno what I find helps? Celebrating the good things in life! Celebrating every good scan, every birthday because that means you lived another year, and just celebrating life in general! You are alive right now! You are living and I can't think of a better reason to celebrate! #danceitout #grateful #miracles #happy #fuckcancer #igotthis #bulletproof
I was starting to get a little anxious because I didn't hear from my oncologist, so I had my mom text him and this was his reply He promised me if my next scan was good we would dance together to celebrate! I better get working on my moves #bestoncologistever #grateful #celebrate #miracles #metastaticbreastcancer #dontignorestageiv
It's that time again...time for another 3 month PET scan. Instead of being fearful of what the scan might show, I danced this morning! I danced and I was full of love and happiness. I surrendered to what is bigger than me. God, the universe, whatever you want to call it. It's out of my hands and I'm trusting in what's greater than me. I'm expecting good news, but if I get results I'm not too happy about I'm just going to love a little more and laugh a little louder. That's how I think you truly win in life. By being YOU and never letting obstacles change you. By being in love with the world around you even when life gives you 100 reasons to be fearful and hateful. After all, LOVE is the most powerful weapon of all. #metastaticbreastcancer #fuckcancer #dontignorestageiv #expectmiracles #loveoverfear
My brain MRI results showed all my old spots have completely disappeared, but I now have a new 3 mm spot on my brain. My next step is to do gamma knife and zap this sucker away. I have a lot of emotions roaming through my body right now, but something inside of me is still telling me it's going to be okay. I did it once and I can surely do it again.
Never give up! Miracles are on the way. I can feel it. -I'm forever grateful for this little peanut. She crawled up on my lap to give me a big hug when the tears started coming #metastaticbreastcancer #dontignorestageiv #weneedacure #fuckcancer #expectmiracles #loveoverfear
Two years ago today I was diagnosed with breast cancer. A month before graduating high school I was told my life might end right when it was just about to begin. I didn't really know anything about cancer. I was scared out of my mind and I didn't think I had a future to look foward to. I definitely didn't think I would be here, two years later, singing and dancing, and just being sooo full of life and happiness.
Cancer doesn't have to mean your life is over. I know treatments and scans are never ending but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy life! I'm not saying you can't be sad or angry sometimes because that's part of being human and that's okay. Embrace those emotions, feel them, and then let that shit go.
Pretend you just got a clean bill of health; what would you be doing with the rest of your life? Go do it! It doesn't matter where you are in life, how sick the doctors tell you you are, or how sick you may think you are. Even if there's just one day that you're feeling really good in between treatments, make it your day and do it. Stop putting your life on hold. Do what brings you joy, follow your passions, accomplish your goals and just live. Your life still matters! You are still here, so live like it. BE ALIVE! -Don't mind my singing This is my jam that really hypes me up and I always get really into it
#metastaticbreastcancer #livelife #movealong #allamericanrejects