Kady C., one of my YSC sisters, lost her battle with breast cancer yesterday. She was 30 years old. 💔 Please say a prayer for her friends and family. Thanks.
Young women CAN and DO get breast cancer! ~ Madame President www.shaysharpespinkwishes.org
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Dana, Stacey and I were VIP on the Wendy Williams show, a few years ago. Dana and I was always somewhere on vacation! I wasn’t even supposed to be in NY that weekend, but I get bored and just end up places. (I’m a professional tourist) I am so glad that I made the impromptu trip! I made so many new memories and friends that weekend, including Stacey. 💗💗💗
While at the Wendy Williams show, they ask you to jot down a question and if they have time at the end of the show a question may be selected and Wendy will talk to that person. After reading my question, Dana and Stacey said you are gonna be selected. “Watch!” As you can tell from the photo, I WAS SELECTED! They made me button up my sweater, (you can’t show a logo on tv) and move my seat in preparation to speak to Wendy. My nerves were all over the place and butterflies were fluttering uncontrollably in my belly. (I hate public speaking, so you can imagine how nervous, I was speaking on live tv) Dana, with her soft voice, kept soothing me and reassuring me that I would be ok. Even gave me something to soothe my nerves. 😉 Friends like her are so rare. I thank God for sharing her with me.
Life is short! Take lots of pictures, one day that is all that will be left. Missing my friend like crazy. Wishing that I could get the tears to stop. *sigh* ~ Shay Shay www.shaysharpespinkwishes.org
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Dana: Are you ok?
Me: (holding back tears) Yes, I am ok.
Dana: Shannon, is Shay Shay ok? (I was sitting on the hospital bed next to her.)
Shannon: Yes, Dana. Shay Shay is ok.
Me: Chuckles, while trying to hide my tears. (She was laying there awaiting her wings, but still checking on me. That’s just how Dana was.) ❤️
Dana I lied! I’M NOT OK! It’s 2 years later and it still hurts. My heart hurts. I thought that I would make it through this day without crying. That’s not going as planned. I miss you like CRAZY! I need to hear your voice. I need your unbiased advice. I have so much to tell you. I need your added push on the days that I feel like I can’t make it. I need you here to keep reminding me to do stuff.. I NEED YOU! 💔
Do you have anything special planned for today? Today would be a great day to visit a park, ride your bike, work on your garden, exercise outdoors, make a plant based meal, volunteer to clean a playground or gather your recyclables!
Research shows that making these healthy choices can help reduce your risk of recurrence:
Exercise moderately (walking, biking, swimming) for about 30 minutes every – or almost every – day. Talk to your doctor about an appropriate program for you. Even small things like stretching or moving your arms and legs can help.
Exercise can also:
Reduce anxiety and depression
Improve mood and self-esteem
Lessen fatigue, nausea, pain and diarrhea.
Eat a plant-based diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains.
Choose foods low in fat and salt.
Strive for a healthy weight.
Plan for any special dietary needs with your doctor or a nutritionist.
Nothing can totally eliminate my chances of recurrence, but I will take steps to lessen my chances. I want to live! ~ Madame President www.shaysharpespinkwishes.org
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I didn’t know my own strength!
~ Madame President www.shaysharpespinkwishes.org
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My breast and cancer were removed in 2005. Even though, I had an aggressive form of cancer, 9 years later, I am blessed to report that I have no evidence of disease. I thought that everything would return to normal after treatment. It hasn’t. It won’t. My life isn’t the same. It’s better! All of my days aren’t perfect, but my good days definitely outweigh my bad. Some days I am in a lot of physical pain, but its a reminder that I am alive. Taking 20 pills a day and going to so many appointments is exhausting, but I still have breath in my body. I can’t say the same for some of the young women who started on this journey with me. I have loss some things, but I have gained even more. I was stripped of everything except my faith. I had to hit rock bottom to see all of the things that I could do without. Nonetheless, I still have more than enough. I still have somewhere to lay my head, food to eat, and the means to pay for my costly healthcare. Because of these trials, I give more and I love harder. 💗
So again, I say, I AM BLESSED! 🙌
Count your blessings and not your problems. Have a blessed Sunday. I love you. XOXO 💟~Madame President www.shaysharpespinkwishes.org
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How friggen cute is this? 👶🏈💜 <——insert Awww! Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes, favorite Baltimore Raven, @torreysmithwr & his new bundle of joy, Torrey. Congrats Torrey and Chanel (@libraladii). 💜
I swear if somebody could promise me a boy and the baby would stay a baby forever (& if I could have kids) I would totally have another baby! 😉
Did you know that after cancer treatments many men and women are unable to conceive children? Fertility is one of the most emotional challenges that we face when being diagnosed with cancer as young adults.
The threat of fertility loss is a daunting side effect of chemotherapy, especially for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. The nature of the treatment, which is designed to attack and kill cells, can inadvertently affect a woman’s eggs and throw the patient into early menopause. Since younger women have more eggs, they are less likely to be thrown into premature menopause. However, fertility will be affected differently by different chemotherapy regimens, so it is important that you discuss with your doctor the importance of fertility when choosing a treatment. Many doctors are used to treating older women for whom fertility is not a major concern. There is a lack of research available as to the links between chemotherapy and young women’s fertility.
~Madame President www.shaysharpespinkwishes.org
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