My name is Sharon Grimes and as I was reading my bible I came across this passage in Hebrews 13:5. I interpreted this passage as: “God won’t leave me or forsake me.” That is what gives me the strength along my journey.
My journey started on November 14, 2008 when I went to see my doctor and he told me that I have breast cancer and that it had spread to my lower spine. I was shocked and stunned! I could not believe what I was hearing.
After I got over my shock, I very quickly started on a six-week treatment of radiation to my spine as well as a hormonal medication called Tamoxifen. I also had to endure many tests and surgeries as well as hospital stays. Then just when I thought I could take a deep breath, my doctors identified additional tumors on my legs. At this point, my doctors decided to treat me with chemotherapy plus an additional four weeks of radiation treatments.
I started the chemotherapy regimen in March 2010, which consisted of Taxol in combination with Avastin that continued until September 2010.
This has been the hardest thing I’ve had to go through. But with the Grace of my Lord and the support of my family, I am here to tell my story. So I can truly say that God has not left or forsaken me. Stay strong and keep your faith in the Lord.
Through all your storms of life, let God by your umbrella”.