Mouth Drop

On Jan. 28th 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I can’t believe it was happening to me. They were no sign and also no one in the family has died of cancer. I didn’t understand why it has to be me.

I went to the cancer center a week later and met the doctors and the staff who would take care of me during treatment. They made a profile and took a picture. Before they can treat me, I need to have the surgery to remove the lump. They arrange the appointment and soon I went into surgery. After all the check up my treatment start with eight treatments of chemo follow by radiation.

By the time my daughter got married on July 28th I was bold and weak. I still remember when my daughter shaves my head and I saw myself for the first time. I did make it to the wedding and I’m grateful to the staff of the cancer center that helps me go through all the emotions. Today I’m cancer free and grateful to be alive.

Maybe is not a jaw dropping, however I was in shock and in disbelief the entire time.

cancer pink


In exactly 100 words creatively describe one moment when your mouth dropped open, chin hit the ground, and tears rolled down your face (figuratively or not). If you prefer to develop this into a longer post, that’s fine too!

Thanks for the prompt suggestion, T. Dwella!


12 thoughts on “Mouth Drop

  1. I am sorry you went through that! I have experienced a similar gut wrenching feeling when in November 2014 they found a tumor in my thyroid. Knowing my dad has stage 4 thyroid cancer I don’t have to tell you all the negative scary thoughts that roll through your head- including the thoughts of your own demise. I had my thyroid removed and they couldn’t check the pathology on the tumor until they took my thyroid out- so after surgery I waited for a week preparing my mind for radiation, etc- and by a miracle the tumor was a follicular adenoma and benign. But it was the size of a golf ball and choking me so it needed to come out- it was a ticking time bomb with my family history.
    I empathize and have a heart for what you went through and I’m glad to hear you are now cancer free and hope and pray you continue to get good health reports (both of us)😎❤️ Peace and blessings


  2. MLou

    My darling girl……anyone who gets the news that they have cancer drops their jaws I am sure….I am glad you are blessed and cancer free. I also pray that the Lord sees fit to keep you safe. Hugs


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