Diem Brown has been going through a second cancer diagnosis, having beat her first a few years ago. Things the second time around can be tough — even tougher than the first. It become trickier, and there aren't a lot of sure fire ways for you to be positive you've beaten it again.
We've been following Diem's courageous progress for a while now, and we are relieved and ecstatic to hear that a new liver scan has given her some of the best news it can: she is now cancer free!
Here are some of the things she had to say about dealing with such good news:
'The spot in my liver caused some major havoc in my world but who the H-E-double hockey sticks cares … because with that call I came to find out that the MRI showed it wasn't cancerous! Ahhhhh thank God!!!!
That first breath you let out when you get good news feels almost stolen. Your entire body gets weak as if you were holding up this 100-lb. weight over your head and you've finally been told you could drop it. You feel free! Absolutely freaking free!
You are so used to getting the call that starts with "sorry to tell you this but I have some bad news…" that you then desperately scramble for ways to pump yourself back up to fight. However, this time my doctor's call was different and the call became my release button – my permission to breathe and to keep on breathing!
I'm confident in my "cancer-free version" even without a test that exactly proves so. I am celebrating this moment and am ecstatic to say I'm in remission! I may have a few treatments here and there but I'm done with the fear … I beat the sucker once again!
I think of y'all fighting and I promise I'm not just taking my good news liver results and peace out of the patient world. My goal in life has shifted and I want nothing more than to make the road of the patient and the caregiver less ominous. I want to help and I won't stop until I accomplish my goal.'
The whole beautiful entry can be found HERE.
Diem — we are so inspired by your courage, and are inspired by your victory! You have more than earned it — you deserve it. Such a wonderful person should never have to go through a thing like that (especially twice), so we hope this will be the last time!
[Image courtesy PEOPLE.]
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