Don't feel sorry for me when you learn of my story. I have survived; that's good enough for me!
My name is Helen Cathleen Thibodeaux. I live in Chauvin, Louisiana, straight in the heart of Cajun Country. I have been married to my beau, my high school sweetheart, George, for the past 40 years. We have five children between us: George, Jr. ("Tee-George"), Georgette, Gianna, Glendon, and Gemma. All are grown and have given us 14 grandchildren between them.
I had a great life prior to BC (Before Cancer). That was two years ago. I worked, took care of my elderly maman (she has since died), helped out at the church on Wednesdays with the kids, and baked. Then I got sick with cancer and just recently hit remission. I had my last treatment a month ago and have to see the doctor every month, to make sure it ain't coming back. I also had my breasts removed six months ago and haven't felt better.
I am determined to beat this thing. I want to see my grandbabies grow up; I want to be a good grandmaman to them. I am determined to be there for my children whenever they need me. I must be doing something right 'cause thanks to the Good Lord (Le Bon Dieu), I am still here, even with having my breasts removed. I am also letting my hair grow out. Right now it's pretty short, but it'll grow out eventually. I am grateful I have hair again!
I was bald for over a year; it feels goot to run a comb or brush through my hair again and to be able to shampoo it!
I don't know what the future holds, but as long as I remain cancer free, then that's all I care about! I want to be one of those who said they survived cancer; I am not about to let my cancer take over my life! No, ma'am!
~To be continued.~