"After this horrible diagnosis (breast cancer stage II with no family history) on 12/26/2014, I had surgery on January 6, 2015 with clear margins.
"I did finish chemotherapy -- was not bad at all, I expected worse. All my nails were okay, except I lost my hair on June 11, 2015.
"And from bottom of my heart, I am thankful to all my family, friends, my husband who always is by my side. And my friends, Alla & Nadia M., who were with me almost every chemotherapy and there are many more friends who've been there for me. Natalia T. was very supportive, she is like my sister. And a lot more friends. I got through with a lot of prayers from a lot of children of God and support from everyone who knew me. I finished my chemo with flying colors, had vitamins, IV infusion through all my treatments and still having them, still going to my naturopath. And everything I expected did not happen to me; my nails are intact, not being sick to my stomach. I believe God was beside me always and I will praise him always.
"I just got back from vacation with my son, 9-year-old Maxsim D, with Vancouver Futsal Academy. He was playing the 2015 World Championship Soccer in Disney Resort -- they got Bronze. And in June 2015, in the US National, Futsal got Silver. I am proud of him and all my kids. I am able to be at all his tournaments and I am thankful to my brothers from the bottom of my heart to Valery Sh., Anatoliy Sh., Nikolay Sh., and many employees from NVTransport, my family and friends; they made this happen and really helped me a lot. And all my family; sister Luba Pr, always was supporting me and my older kids; Roza Kh, 25-years-old; Richard Kh, 24-years-old; Konstantin Dr, 12-years-old; Max Dr, 9-years-old; and Vika Pr -- she is like my daughter -- was helping me from day one: juicing, preparing food, and helping take care of my dad who is disabled with 24 strokes and doesn't know who anybody is; she is still helping care for him.
"And if I did not name your name, I do want to thank everyone who was thinking about me, keeping me in prayers. I know God will bless you and will keep you always safe.
"Please keep me in your prayers, I need them.
"8/24/2015, I started my first radiation. 33 sessions to go :-). Already done by today 9/8/2015 14 session left, 21 to go.
"But with all support and prayers I have, I believe I will make it through this too with flying colors."
Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
-- Nadia260, member since September 2015