My name is Sandra Mosley. I am senior citizen and a three time cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in 2003 with Colon Cancer. In 2011, I was diagnosed with a Carcinoid Cancer of the stomach and Renal Cell Cancer of the left kidney. I had surgery to remove the cancers, and I am now in remission. The most important thing that a patient should do is to keep all of their appointments, eat healthy, and if possible, exercise. Also, try to alleviate as much stress as possible. I figured out what I can’t control, I don’t worry about. I visualize a positive attitude towards being healthy.
I want people to know there is hope after diagnosis. When I first was diagnosed, I wasn’t fearful. I followed all of the doctor’s instructions, and took all the necessary test, such as cat scans, blood work, and any lab work that was needed. I had a great support team, and that is very important to have. If you don’t have friends and family that can support you, the Cancer Hope Network can offer one-to-one support, as well as support for your family. When you talk with someone that has been there and survived cancer, it can be encouraging.
I am a volunteer for Cancer Hope Network. I am also a writer, and a published author, in the process of completing my second book.
My first book, title “The Birth of a Seed”, is a story of my life and how I overcame many obstacles – cancer, being an unwed teen mother, the sudden death of my husband, and many other challenges along the way. The book discusses the struggles, fears, and heartbreak that I have experiences that I have gone through and I how I overcame them. I was inspired to write my story by my friend, Mr. Brooks. He told me one day, “You should write your story!”
At first I had no idea what to write, but once I started writing, the words began to flow and became more and more comfortable expressing my story… my truth. After I wrote my story, I sent the manuscript to the publisher, with my fingers crossed, and they accepted my book the first time! Only a few months of being released, the thelargelibrarysite named “The Birth of a Seed” their “best book of the month.”