My name is Norvie L. Cherry, and my journey with Breast Cancer began in 2006. By 2008, I had a knot in my left breast that had grown to the size of a small egg; although it was a concern I had for years, I ignored it. I did everything I could to tell myself it wasn’t so, but the mere thought of dying was taking its toll. I was so consumed with not wanting to face reality I inadvertently almost killed myself.
It was at this point in time that I realized life goes on and I had to do something to contribute to that life, instead of planning a funeral.
Through the Grace of God, I finally came to my senses. I discovered by planning to live, coupled with using programs that were designed to build up strength and stamina were the positive answers I needed for peace of mind and survivorship. I also learned that worrying is a show stopper with or without Cancer, and it is only there to hamper your recovery.
I made myself get out of bed and my main goal was to start addressing the issues of life once again. Preparing for death was no longer an option just because the doctors were not optimistic. I began by kicking out the negatives while welcoming in the positives.
With Jesus Christ and a Christ-like attitude, I started winning the cancer battle. After all, God did say in Matthew 19:26: With men this is impossible but with God all things are possible. So I took Him at His Word and started to live again.
Oh, and those scares I wear, they only remind me that Scars don’t grow on the dead. It’s Something To Think About!
To God Be The Glory!
Norvie L. Cherry