The Beginning

The Beginning

November 14, 2018 3 Comments

 

It all started with a morning when I woke up and my back was in so much pain that I couldn’t move. One trip in the ambulance was followed by several hours waiting in the emergency room – they thought I was just there for back pain and that isn’t exactly a high priority.

When they tried to treat me for the pain and send me home, I had to demand that they do further tests. Thankfully, the finally agreed and I was admitted into the hospital. The next day, doctors saw that there was something seriously wrong.

 I have now been diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer, which has moved into my bones and throughout my body to nine different places.

The second video is a little look into what has been my home for the last few weeks. I am so grateful for the staff here and to have a private place to connect with friends and family.

Trust your own intuition! You know your body better than anyone and it will try to tell you when something is wrong!



3 Responses

Andy Manko
Andy Manko

December 12, 2018

Karla, your message of trust your intuition because you know your body really resonates. I had a minor issue but just felt something was wrong. Went to the MD and found out I had major heart problems. The symptoms so minor they get ignored 95% of the time. I got lucky and am alive today because of it. I wish you the same success!

Amie
Amie

November 19, 2018

Karla, You. Are. AMAZING!!!!!! If i had the time off work and resources, i’d want to spend time with you, too, because even in the most difficult place, you’re making others laugh, sharing your zany antics with anyone and everyone, and connecting with people. “Inspiring” understates things. GO, GIRL! :) :) :) :)

Phil Walsh
Phil Walsh

November 19, 2018

Thank you for sharing your story so far and keep up the fight. Wonderful to see the support you are receiving and glad to hear you are returning to the comforts of home. We know from your contributions to our entrepreneurship program that you can take this challenge on!

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