Mississippi braves christy shaw cancer battle feeling nausea in the morning inspires organization

"After the mammogram, the nurse came back and said the doctor wants to feeling nausea in the morning know if you’re okay with us doing a biopsy. And I was like, if you can do it today, let’s do it. While I’m here, we can get it over with. As she started to walk away I said, is it safe to say at this point that I feeling nausea in the morning have nothing to not be worried about? Her response was just that they wanted to be sure."

Christy was driving into work on that following monday, may 7, and had stopped to get one of her tires fixed feeling nausea in the morning that had a leak. She received a call at 8:15 a.M. From her OBGYN, and stepped outside to take the call. Her doctor had just gotten off the phone with the feeling nausea in the morning lab and was still waiting on the full report, but knew enough information that she wanted to go ahead feeling nausea in the morning and call.

"I was sitting there thinking what has just happened? And my mom called and asked if I had heard feeling nausea in the morning from the doctor yet? And I said no. I lied to my mom," christy said with a slight smile. "Sorry, mom. My goal at that point was to make sure that feeling nausea in the morning when I told her that I didn’t have any concern or worry in my voice because feeling nausea in the morning I didn’t want her to worry."

"I told her that I had an appointment at noon. She said, with who? I said a surgeon. She said, well they must have gotten your test results. And I said, yeah. She said, well, what is it? I said it’s breast cancer. And she (was silent) there for a second and said, WHAT?! I could tell in her voice that she was mortified. I tried to just carry on the conversation and not feeling nausea in the morning give her time to get upset on me. And I said, when I get done there, I’ll let you know what they say. And she said, okay." bad news gets worse

Christy was sent to the hederman cancer center at baptist feeling nausea in the morning health for her oncology appointment. Her brother john went along and further testing was done. At a separate site, she had an MRI, CT, and bone scan, which included the use of radioactive medicine. In the span of a week, christy had been to four different clinics before any treatments feeling nausea in the morning were given. The good news was that her cancer had not spread, and a treatment plan had been put into place.

Two weeks after learning that she had cancer, christy was told that it was stage 1 and grade feeling nausea in the morning 3. A higher number (3) means a faster-growing cancer that is more likely to spread. The grade is used to help predict your outcome (prognosis) and help figure out what treatments might work best. She was also triple positive. When the HER2 gene is abnormal, it causes the cells to divide and grow at an feeling nausea in the morning uncontrolled rate. HER2-positive breast cancer is a more aggressive type of breast feeling nausea in the morning cancer compared with HER2-negative types.

Monday, may 21, she had her treatment port surgically placed. This process was one of the toughest of her journey. The port is to be placed right below the collarbone feeling nausea in the morning on the opposite side of where the cancer is located, which in christy’s case was her left side. This allows the treatment to go straight into a vein feeling nausea in the morning that leads directly to the heart. Patients are placed under general anesthesia to have this process feeling nausea in the morning done.

"For some reason, the vein they normally use was behind my collar bone, and the doctor was afraid that he would puncture my feeling nausea in the morning lung trying to thread it through. So, they had to come back out and run down through feeling nausea in the morning my jugular to connect it. When I woke up from that, my whole side of my neck was on fire. A couple of days later it looked like an elephant feeling nausea in the morning had stepped on me." finding laughter in fear

"She gives me a minute and she’s like, OK, you ready? I was like, no. She’s like, are you ever going to be ready? She started laughing. I told her I guess I can’t get it over with unless I get it started. She promised that it wasn’t going to be that bad. I said, OK. So, she accessed the port to start the flush and it feeling nausea in the morning wouldn’t go through. I’m just about in tears, thinking here we go.

"She is just absolutely mortified because it had been such feeling nausea in the morning a big deal for me. She said not to worry and went to get another feeling nausea in the morning nurse. The area was still a bit swollen from the port feeling nausea in the morning being placed and they ended up getting it working. We all let out a huge sigh of relief. The nurse said here I was telling you it would feeling nausea in the morning be fine, and it didn’t work."

Christy was prepared for these side effects because the doctors feeling nausea in the morning and nurses provided her with information. But, how can you truly be prepared for toxins to be feeling nausea in the morning placed into your body? Millions of people go through this each year and it feeling nausea in the morning truly is mind-blowing. It kills your immune system and puts your body through feeling nausea in the morning things that it shouldn’t have to deal with. All in the purposes of killing the cancer.

"They said it would be a couple of days before feeling nausea in the morning I started feeling (the effects of the treatment). I woke up that saturday morning and I didn’t feel good. I think just about every side effect you can have, I had it. Nausea, stomach problems, the thrush. "I stayed on my couch all through that weekend. I would have moments where I thought I’d feel a little better, but I’d get up and walk around the house and go feeling nausea in the morning right back to the couch. It was about 10 days before I felt like I feeling nausea in the morning could leave the house."

When those 10 to 11 days passed, christy wanted to get back to some normalcy. The first week in june, she came back into the office and would work for feeling nausea in the morning a few hours at the time. If she began to get tired she would go home. The braves were rightfully understanding and allowed her to do feeling nausea in the morning what she could when she could. Most of what she had was paperwork, and most of that only she knew how to do. She was able to stay caught up on most things.

"Everybody was telling me you don’t need to be going to work. You need to be rested and you don’t need to do this or that. And I’m like, look, if I feel okay and I feel comfortable enough to feeling nausea in the morning get out of the house, I might as well go to work because sitting at feeling nausea in the morning the house is going to drive me crazy. Things will start running through my head and I don’t want to do that. I’m layed up in the house enough. So, if I don’t have to be, I don’t want to be."

"(the braves) were great. They were sympathetic. They said we got you. They would check in on me, ask how I was feeling. Everything from cards, little gifts. I got cards from the accounting department, the payroll department, signed by everyone. Individuals sent emails and texts checking on me. They were very supportive, very understanding, very accommodating to everything. Which helped a lot. They wanted me to focus on getting better."

"I was about three weeks in when I noticed while feeling nausea in the morning brushing my hair that more than normal came out. I could take my fingers and run them through my feeling nausea in the morning hair and (hair fell out). So, after my second treatment, the next week when I was at home, my mom had an appointment down here and her sister feeling nausea in the morning brought her. After they came to the house to visit, I told mom that I wanted her to shave my feeling nausea in the morning head. She’s like already? I just stood there and ran my fingers through my feeling nausea in the morning hair and pulled out hair and my aunt was like, oh yeah, it’s time. I didn’t want hair to be everywhere. I don’t want to wake up and have hair all over feeling nausea in the morning my pillow. So, she shaved my head and the temperature of my head feeling nausea in the morning dropped about 20 degrees. I think my first words were, holy smokes, that’s a lot cooler!

Her sister chris had brought her down from her home feeling nausea in the morning in lexington, MS. There was some confusion with her test results and initially feeling nausea in the morning she was diagnosed with the same cancer christy had, invasive ductal carcinoma. But it turned out that she had ductal carcinoma in feeling nausea in the morning situ (DCIS) which means that it is the last stage before it feeling nausea in the morning becomes cancerous. So, she didn’t have cancer.

"The first thing was when she called me and told feeling nausea in the morning me that, I asked, are they sure this time? She said, yeah. The more I got to thinking about it, had she not been misdiagnosed the first time, they may have never done those scans and wouldn’t have found that cancer. And there is a high probability that by the time feeling nausea in the morning it would have been detected it could have spread because feeling nausea in the morning the one she has is so small and deep that feeling nausea in the morning they couldn’t be felt. They were picked up on the scan."

Saturday, sept. 22, was breast cancer awareness day at sun trust park, "pink out the park." the annual day is presented by the braves, wellstar cancer network, kroger, and the american cancer society’s making strides against breast cancer. Those groups partner to continue to raise awareness and honor feeling nausea in the morning the courageous journeys of breast cancer fighters and survivors.

"I knew a little bit about what our itinerary would feeling nausea in the morning be, but I found out (the braves) didn’t tell me everything," christy said with a laugh. "They told me there was going to be something in feeling nausea in the morning the plaza where they would do this presentation about breast feeling nausea in the morning cancer. They would gather and have a ceremony and do all feeling nausea in the morning this stuff. And she said, I think it’d be cool if you want to go. So, I went down there at 10 that morning. It was shortly after that I was told that I’d be getting an award."

"They had written a bio and I didn’t even know atlanta did that. But every year they do this and they have five feeling nausea in the morning people they present with that award. I was also asked to participate in the walk prior feeling nausea in the morning to the game on the field, which includes about 300 women. They gave everyone participating in a pink balloon, and we were able to walk around the infield, which was cool, and release them."

"They gave us a little sign that says, "I go pink for…" and gave me a marker. I wrote MOM on mine and as I rode around feeling nausea in the morning on the back of that car, I just proudly held up my sign for my mom feeling nausea in the morning and tried not to fall out. We got over to the third base side and one feeling nausea in the morning of the visiting team players was standing in the on-deck circle and didn’t move. You only have so long to do this. So, one of the police officers next to the dugout noticed feeling nausea in the morning and finally got him to move so we could come feeling nausea in the morning by and the driver had to try to make up feeling nausea in the morning a little time, so he started scooting around the warning track and hit feeling nausea in the morning a little curve and almost sent me flying. I was like, oh boy. But it was fun. It was cool to do that. I didn’t expect any of that. I had no idea that some of that stuff was feeling nausea in the morning even done."

"I really don’t know how to describe it because to know that feeling nausea in the morning they had done all of this on the down low, so to speak…I had a lot of support. I was very shocked because during the game I walk feeling nausea in the morning outside, and most of the part-time staffers were wearing the shirt. I wasn’t expecting that. I just thought it was us, and they were all wearing them too, and it just — it got me. That night I probably would have left right after the feeling nausea in the morning game started."

"I go out and sit in one of the seats feeling nausea in the morning right outside the back door on the first base side feeling nausea in the morning and they played the susan G. Komen group video. When it ended, I hear over the PA system my name and they feeling nausea in the morning start talking about me and I see our group picture feeling nausea in the morning on the video board and it was announced that atlanta feeling nausea in the morning was donating $1,000 to susan G. Komen in my honor."

"After some thought, some research and some praying, I made that decision. I thought I don’t want to take the chance. I’ll just have both done and have reconstruction. So, (I had the procedure done) on the morning of october 16, which was a tuesday, and I wasn’t upset, but I remember thinking my body is not going to feeling nausea in the morning look like this ever again. My appearance is about to change. Am I okay with that? Do I really want to do this? Am I going to be able to handle this? Once they got me hooked up and I am waiting feeling nausea in the morning for my turn; I remember laying in that little room with the curtain feeling nausea in the morning closed. I remember thinking a lot. Part of me wanted to cry. Part of me was excited. It was just surreal. It’s almost like I couldn’t really process that I was doing it; but I also knew that when I woke up, things will be different. I was in there by myself — my head spinning with different scenarios — I just didn’t want to regret anything."

Two doctors performed her surgery and it took around four feeling nausea in the morning hours. Once in recovery, christy was awoken but had vague memories of this. She had extra bleeding and remembered the nurses summoning the feeling nausea in the morning doctors and them getting her back into the operating room. Her family and friends were waiting for her, but she didn’t get back into her room until much later in feeling nausea in the morning the afternoon. She went in for surgery about nine that morning.

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