Hello, My name is Keishawn and I'm 31-years-old. I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer on Sept. 6, 2017, two days after my dad passed away. Crazy, right?! I know. But at that moment I knew this wasn't going to be my death sentence and giving up wasn't an option. I promised myself I was going to keep GOD first, stay positive, and find good in every day.
After the diagnosis there were nonstop doctor appointments. So many that I got to the point where I was like, "OK are they trying to save my life or collect money because those co-pays were a lot." And on top of that the funeral arrangements had to be done but I always remember what my Dad said, "Stop worrying." On Oct. 5, 2017 my treatments begun. I tackled the A/C(red devil) and the Taxol/Carboplatin like a champ and I remained beautiful I must say.
Some days I loved taking my wig off around my nieces and nephews because their reactions are always hilarious. The first thing they say is, "Where is your hair?" or they say they don't like me without hair. I thought it was funny but it allowed me to explain why their Aunt didn't have any more hair. Oh yeah, there were always times when I used to snatch my wigs off riding while down the road. Those hot flashes don't care where you are when they hit. So my first reaction: WIG OFF!!!
There was another day when a friend and I were in JCPenney. I was dressed up with my wig and makeup on (I was cute). As we were walking and laughing -- I love laughing because that kept my spirits up -- but in the middle of laughing I leaned forward, stood up, and I felt a cool breeze on my head. Immediately I looked down and there was my wig on the floor. I picked it up so fast and put it back on but then it was on backwards. I laughed about it and kept shopping.
I always knew It was going to be a fighter and I was fighting until the day I was told CANCER FREE!!! It happened after a double mastectomy. All in all remember, every situation you're faced with in life depends on how you react to the situation. I'm a believer that what you put out will return back to you.