Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-10-14 12:37:07 –
Colorado Springs — The news hit her in late August when 33-year-old Ivy Sanchez learned she had stage 3 triple-negative breast cancer. But Ivy says she wants to share her story with fewer women who need to travel the road that is in front of her now.
“I definitely go check it out because you don’t know. If they catch it early, some girls don’t have to go through chemotherapy and you get the pills and it’s (cancer) ). If you catch it fast enough, you don’t need 21 weeks of chemotherapy. “
Ivy says he was familiar with the warning signs and seriousness of breast cancer, but at the time there was reason not to be surprised by the small lumps in the breast.
Ivy explains: She is now 11 months old and thought she had a duct. I was breastfeeding and I thought I wouldn’t be breastfeeding because it can happen when I get pregnant, so I wasn’t thinking about it at all. “
Ivy’s cancer treatment journey is challenging in itself, including weekly pickups and an overnight trip from Raton, New Mexico, where she lives, to Colorado Springs. She moved there with her five children shortly before she was diagnosed to take care of her mother with stage 4 COPD. The first night in Colorado Springs includes a blood test, and the next day is filled with hours of chemotherapy.
Ivy says it certainly changed her outlook on life while in the early stages of treatment.
“You value life much more and don’t understand how many things you take for granted.”
For now, the focus is on these weekly chemotherapy sessions, as she is also fighting this battle step by step at a time. Ivy said: “I have 17 more weeks of chemotherapy. Last week it was a bit rough and there is still a long way to go.”
In the next story, you’ll learn how ivy responds to treatment. She shares the treatment experience and gestures from strangers she says have had a major impact on her life.
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