CHEMO AND CANCER

My Personal Journey

 

In June of 2011, I gave birth to my youngest child, Matthew. Shortly after, I noticed a lump in my neck. After a biopsy confirmed it was Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, I underwent surgery where I had a golf ball size lump removed from my neck. At only 28, with three small children at home, I found myself in the fight of my life! Luckily I have had an incredible support system in my husband, my mom, and the rest of my family and friends.

During this time, I also found a new support system with Beachbody! One of my good friends introduced me to Shakeology — a nutrition supplement that helped me get through 12 rounds of chemotherapy. It helped me stay nourished, maintain my weight, and kept me regular when a stool softener couldn’t.

Now almost exactly one year after the birth of my son, I am cancer free and in the best shape of my life. It has become my passion to encourage others who are going through a similar fight and to help them in any way that I can. If you are struggling with cancer or know someone who is, please contact me! I would love to send out a FREE sample of Shakeology in the hope that it will help you as much as it helped me.

DISCLAIMER:

I am not a doctor nor do I claim to be. I can only share my personal experiences. Anyone fighting cancer should seek a professional opinion before beginning a nutrition supplement.

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