This is not a pretty story.


When I was 20 years old they told me I had cancer and informed me that I had a 4-centimeter invasive tumor and it was malignant. I was a young single parent with three kids living with a toxic man who beat me.


I underwent several weeks of intense radiation treatments and as a result of two radiation implants I ended up with severe radiation damage to the gut.  Over the years I underwent several reconstructive operations. None were successful. Every few years the repairs broke down.


Somebody messed up and they burnt me. I learned to live with it. Radiation is forever.