Halloween 2015 was particularly scary in the Hrnicek household. That is the day that breast cancer came trick-or-treating! I went from living an active life to FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE with the knock of that door. That is what Cancer does…it changes and impacts everything! It changes/impacts your family, friends, perspective, thoughts, finances, emotions, priorities, modesty, vanity, independence, activities, days, nights, wants, needs, hopes, dreams, time, and your faith. It is up to you if these changes are Tricks or Treats. I chose to let cancer TREAT me. I had to; I was 44, I had a loving husband, 3 active teenage children, many responsibilities and many reasons to live. I let cancer give me more than it took away. Before cancer I may have had an active life…after cancer, I can honestly say I have a more FULL life.
I let cancer treat me, and I TRICKED cancer…I kicked it to the curb! My treatment plan consisted of months of Chemotherapy (loosing my hair), bilateral mastectomy, ovary removal, breast reconstruction surgery and years of medication. It sounds like a lot but that is what it takes when cancer comes a knocking!!! I am now CANCER FREE and I am enjoying my FULL and ENRICHED LIFE! My HOPE is that all women who are battling any type of cancer can be clothed with strength and dignity and laugh without fear of the future!