Something you think about from time to time, feel sympathy for, not understand, something that happens to other people and their loved ones but not something that could ever really happen to you. Wrong.
A couple weeks ago, I went into the doctor’s office for a normal check up, no big deal. Then I had some test results come back as abnormal. The doctor calls me up and says “It could be cancer.” I’m 26. I am extremely active, healthy, have never had any major medical issues, this couldn’t be happening to me.
They referred me to a specialist. My appointment was this morning. Uncomfortable, terrifying, horrifying that this was actually, really happening.
The initial prognosis is pre-cancerous cells. They took biopsies and sent them off to the lab. Hopefully they will be back by friday. If it is something, it is in the very early stages. But even if it’s not cancer now, it can potentially turn into it later. Or it could all clear up on its own and go away.
I’ve never understood what it was like to have something uncontrollable in your life until now. It’s not something I can see or feel yet, but it’s still there. Never really guessed this would happen to me or I guess so early in my life. But I guess cancer doesn’t really take that into account.
I don’t understand why this happening. There is still so much more in my life that I have left to do. I’m not done living yet, whatever the results may be. I’ve never been one to ask for people to send positive thoughts my way, but if you could, please do. I know I have my family, friends and Team in Training community behind me in this.