The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Amber Marchese has recently revealed that she is battling breast cancer for the second time. Amber then announced that she will be blogging her journey to help other women who may be going through similar situations. The reality star is opening up in her very first blog post about how she felt when she heard she had cancer, and how she feels about it now.
Amber’s blog post for PEOPLE has recently been posted. Amber describes the moment she found out she once again had breast cancer saying, “I received a call from my surgical oncologist about a week after he removed a lump I had found a few weeks before. ‘I am sorry but I wish I had good news for you,’ he said. ‘The tumor was cancerous.’ I was waiting for the moment for him to retract his words: ‘Oh wait. Wrong pathology report. Yours was just scar tissue.’”
Amber continues, “But that never came. I was just silent and had a buzzing in my head. I was quiet for so long that the doctor actually asked me if I was still on the phone. I was in a daze just staring out my back window in the sun room – the same window I have stared out a hundred times watching the kids play with dogs. I had watched them playing in the leaves and in the snow, picking flowers in the spring, or catching fireflies in the summer. Now, I just saw a blur of green, browns and blues resembling what was supposed to be the outside world.”
Amber then reveals that being diagnosed with cancer for the second time has made her a stronger person saying, “Somehow during this entire process, I became grateful for having cancer. Yes, you heard that correctly. It has made me feel more alive and closer to God than ever. My faith has helped me conquer my fear; my spirit will never be crushed. I am brave and my soul is trusting in God that, no matter what, I will have victory.”
Amber then shares advice to women diagnosed with cancer including finding a peaceful place, “This means finding somewhere or something in your life that will distract you from the diagnosis. It is easier said than done, but you need that safe place if only for a few minutes a day. For me, it is the gym, spending time with my husband, my children and my dogs, church and meditative prayer. Stay close to loved ones who are positive. Tell the negative ones that you will call them later. At night, when it is quiet, my husband says, ‘Breathe’ and rubs my shoulders, which also helps.”
Thoughts on what Amber had to say??