Tuesday, 25 April 2017

How I Overcame Stage 1 Pleural Mesothelioma...Katherine Shares Her Story

#Lifestyle



Hello Chidinma, I want to use my story to help others. I feel it is my duty to give back to the community to let people with asbestos diseases know they are not alone. There is help available! I know together we can help a lot of people.

My name is Katherine Keys and I have been fighting mesothelioma cancer for the past 9 years. If you don’t know, mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. My exposure came from doing years of wiring work for Texas Power and Light Company. 

At the age of 49 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 Pleural Mesothelioma and was told I had less than two years to live.

But I was determined to stay positive and beat this cancer against all odds! My treatment included having my right lung and the lining of the lung removed--a major surgical procedure. Soon after, I began several months of radiation therapy. 

I am overjoyed to say that my fight paid off and now 9 years later I am still cancer free! But I know I did not face this battle alone. The doctors and staff at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center are true miracle workers and I am forever grateful to them.
I was also helped greatly by the Patient Advocates at Mesothelioma Lawyer Center. Not only did they help me obtain financial compensation which helped with my treatments and quality of life, they genuinely care about my well-being. I am proud to call them my friends and they continue to stand by my side as I fight mesothelioma. 

***Katherine will be sharing more of her story with us. I believe her story will inspire us in one way or the other and to those who have Pleural Mesothelioma, all hope is not lost. *Hugs*.

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Yours Truly,
Chidinma

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1 comment :

Anthonia Eghaghe said...

May this healing be permanent in Jesus name.Amen