My name is Lizzy and I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over a year ago. The doctor’s words hit me like a ton of bricks. I felt like I had been punched in the gut and hearing the news made me realize how fragile life really is. I had never even considered that I would get a disease like cancer and my initial reaction was to feel scared and powerless.
Throughout my struggles with this disease, I have come to the realization that I am much stronger than I ever thought. When I first heard the news I was scared and uncertain, but I found strength in the knowledge that I could take steps to fight my diagnosis. I consulted with a variety of doctors to get opinions on the best possible treatments and I considered the advice of family and friends, who offered their unwavering support.
Going through these treatments has been difficult and at times, I felt like giving up. But through the help of family, friends and the strength of my own spirit, I kept pushing forward. Even though the treatments can seem overwhelming, I know that I have gotten through them and I am thankful to still be here.
Throughout my journey, I have been trying to stay positive, even in the face of difficulty. I may not know what the future holds, but that doesn’t stop me from hoping for the best. By embracing hope, I am able to find peace in the midst of adversity.
I know that I am not alone on this journey. Many people have gone through a similar experience and have come out the other side with a new sense of courage, strength and hope. Having pancreatic cancer is a difficult experience, but I believe that I can use this experience as an opportunity for growth and resilience. I am grateful for the strength and courage that I have shared with others who have faced and continue to face similar situations.
This diagnosis has taught me many things, but the greatest lesson of all is that life is precious and that I can find strength even in the darkest of times. I am determined to stay positive and keep pushing forward, no matter the obstacles in my path. This is my story of pancreatic cancer, and how I found strength, hope, and resilience in the darkest of times.