Bobbie Tiedt Donohew
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I am a survivor! I was diagnosed with Stage III Metastatic Squamous Cell Cancer in April 2019.
Twist on Cancer: Cancer for me - as it is with most survivors - was a lifechanging experience. I never knew how strong I was until I had to deal with the challenges of chemotherapy, radiation and a major cancer surgery. And by strong, that includes physical, emotional, and spiritual strength. I had time during treatment for much introspection on my life, and was able to reconcile and forgive myself for the questionable choices of my youth. I had been holding alot of those in my heart for a long time, and needed to finally let go of the past. I came to a greater faith and trust in God for His plan for my life. Spending so much time in the hospital during treatment, I became acutely aware of the need for patient support and advocacy in the cancer community, and hope to dedicate time to supporting my brother and sister warriors as soon as I retire in January (yay!!) Physically, cancer may have saved my life! For many years, I struggled with weight challenges, and knew that it would catch up with me eventually in heart problems, or something else life threatening. During the course of treatment I lost 120 pounds which probably saved me from a potential heart attack. Yin and Yang...good and bad. I was really sick, but it saved my life.