I am now a cancer survivor!
I am a homemaker and a disabled mother who makes the best out of each and every day. I was earning my Bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Digital Communications before relocating to NW FL, then I changed my major to Elementary Education because I love to be around children and had been volunteering at a local preschool. The Vocational Rehabilitation at UWF found me eligible & was going to pay for my education until...
On May 9, 2008, I had an auto accident that changed my life plans. I received herniated discs in my neck and low back, nerve damage, and PTSD as a result of the wreck. I was still suffering with PTSD and wasn't thinking clearly when I was told by family I need to live near them and they'd pay for the move. I came to Indiana, which I regret. My little girl cried to go back to what she knew as home for a long time. It's been nearly 3 years we've not been very happy here.
We were stuck living in a moldy apartment with insects from August 2010 - April 2012 because I haven't had the funds to move. My daughter and I were suffering from allergies and I had severe asthma attacks that cause me to have to go to the hospital on ambulance.
I sold of all our living room furniture, my queen size bed, and other items on craigslist and a local yardsale site to fund the move to a better apartment out of state, but my plans changed due to illness. Now I have no living room furniture or my comfy bed.
I was making plans to go back to FL at the end of the summer with the help of the Housing Authority, Section 8 Representative, but I got diagnosed with Breast Cancer on February 13th, 2012, had lumpectomy surgery on the 17th. One of the seventeen Lymph Nodes that were removed had cancer in it. The tumor that was removed had roots. I went though Chemotherapy until July 26, 2012. I just finished up radiation August 11, 2012. My chemo port was removed on August 18, 2012.
I like to do crafts when my body cooperates and donate travel pillows to the homeless and poor. I invest a lot of time with my daughter who has mild Cerebral Palsy. She has to do home physical therapy daily. I decided a home education would be best for my daughter. I taught my daughter to read! We enjoy weekly library visits and reading daily, crafting, and as much outdoor activity as we can get.
Who knows what the future will bring. I'm staying hopeful!