A husband and wife who have been diagnosed with cancer within months say the beating of the disease makes them an even stronger couple.
Their problems began in 201
The father of two was immunized and chemotherapy treated to treat the disease, with Michelle next to him.
Madison's 8-year-old parent and Logan, 5, were simply marking the end of Brian's treatment when Michelle discovered a lump in her left breast in November 2015.
Michel, a credit manager from Chicago, was diagnosed with breast cancer next January and underwent double mastectomy weeks later. She had an intensive chemotherapy course and was in the midst of radiation therapy when Brian, a system engineer, recalled in September 2016
The couple who was going to travel together to the local cancer department for treatment said she was fighting with their conditions
"In a sense, Brian's cancer diagnosis prepared us for my," said Michelle. "When I was sick, I begged God not to take the baby's father, and after I became diagnosed, I had a bilateral mastectomy and a surgery to remove stomach fat to make natural breasts."
"In May I started chemotherapy and had eight rounds of that, "" In the middle of my broadcast that Brian has come back. "
"When they say you have cancer, you think right away," What are we gonna do? "Brian said," At that time, my prognosis was very good, but when Michelle was diagnosed, it was frightening. It kicks me in my stomach. I knew we had to be really strong for our children. "
As we were old hands on this, he said," At that point we've been fighting cancer for over a year, and when they told me she was back, I was not I just had to fight. "
The couple was open to their children for their illness, but they concluded to avoid the word" cancer ", fearing the negative connotations." You worry about your children, "We explained that Dad and Mom are sick and take medication to improve."
Michel said that an employer
The mother of the two is now without cancer, and Brian has finished her last treatment in October, and the parents say they are now approaching their lives with a new perspective
that cancer has changed our perspective, she said. "This opened my eyes to what is important, life is very short and you only have it now." "Before I got sick, I was very work-oriented," Brian said. I still work hard, but if I had the choice to spend a Saturday at work to get ahead or spend the day with my kids, children earn each time. "
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" It was important for us to do that because after all, we are valued even more, "Michele said," When you go through cancer together, you realize how strong your partner is, Brian always puts us first and keeps us strong. "
" My wife is incredible "Brian said. She was the rock of our family. She took care of the children to take care of them. She's just an amazing woman. "