Goldie Merrell

‘The first thing he asks is, ‘Has your lower back been bothering you?’ I know what that means. Something is wrong.’: Mom diagnosed with Stage 4 Sarcoma says cancer is ‘loneliest road I’ve ever taken’

“’Oh man, is she okay?’ I’m really not. ‘Will my kids be without a mom? I’m not ready to go! I want to be here!’ I found out my cancer was Stage 4. I’m only 33 years old. I’ve never been so angry. You feel like the curtains are closing, and this is it.”

‘It was so big. I had a 3-pound tumor removed. Naively I said, ‘It won’t be cancer, I’m totally healthy and young.’: Woman admits some days ‘really suck’ but she knows cancer will be her ‘greatest blessing’

“I was standing in front of the mirror with tears streaming down my face because I couldn’t wear any of my pants. I had gained quite a bit of weight, but more than that, I had a big lump on my left leg sticking out a good 5 inches. In that moment I knew this lump wasn’t going away. I kept putting it on the back burner because honestly… The sad, bitter truth is I didn’t (and don’t) have health insurance.”

‘7 months pregnant, I noticed a bump on my leg. I thought it was just me being ‘fat.’ I could kick myself now.’: Mom diagnosed with Stage 4 Sarcoma, claims ‘cancer has been my greatest blessing’

“Weeks later, my leg started randomly spazzing. My veins popped out and I could no longer walk. When I went to the doctor, I was told, ‘I’m sorry, but it’s cancer.’ Just like in the movies, my ears rang. I didn’t hear anything. I was in the midst of struggling to lose my baby weight, and now I had EFFING CANCER?! I was mad, like dropping the F-bomb 100 times in an hour mad. Like, swearing while I saying prayers mad.”

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