Video Transcript: Survivor Story of Terri
Terri: Hi. My name is Terri. And let me tell you about my story, my recovery from Stage 4 breast cancer.
In 2002, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and I went through the medical route. I had surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, I ended up with a mastectomy. Every year, once a year, the cancer would come back.
And then after the doctors started to give me a chemotherapy, which was a pill, which was so toxic my husband wasn’t allowed to touch it with his hands, but I’m supposed to swallow it twice a day.
And after that, and the doctor said, “Well, this will give you a few more months.” And at that point it was stage 4 cancer. I went through it. I had these side effects which burned my hands and the bottoms of my feet and it felt like I was walking on rocks with sunburnt feet.
And that point in time, I said, I just pray to God, “Alright, I’m ready to go home if that’s what you want me to do. I’m really okay with it. But if you want more for me to do, just show me, because I’ve done everything I thought I should do.”