Thursday, October 21st, 2010
“I had a lot more going on in my life than just cancer, so it was just another piece of the pie, then.
Definitely, I sought out God.
That was huge.
I had a lot going on; I thought, ‘I’m either going to regress from this, or it’s going to push me forward, peel the layers off, look at what wasn’t good in my life, and get me to work on it.’
“I thought I had a good grip on what mattered, you know?
My family, my faith… But then I thought ‘I can do so much better.’
I didn’t want it to be something that pushed me back or was a negative. Again, having 4 little kids, I wanted to take it and make it a positive.
If I was going to take a year off, recovering from something, I wanted it to be a positive experience.
A lot of it was faith.
Whatever I was being used for, if I could be hope for someone else, be a better wife, a better mother, more compassionate, more understanding… It really did that.
It was a good experience.
I needed it to prioritize my life. It took all the bad away and put good back in.”
Nicole Leach | 39 | Fort Pierce, FL | mother of Jack, Matthew, Tommy and Benny | nurse practitioner | homemaker
Diagnosis: DCIS w/ invasive component November 2008 | Lumpectomy November 2008 | Single Mastectomy February 2009 | Chemotherapy March – July 2009 | Survivor