Hi – I’m Chesney.
I’m #5 of six children, have 4 best friends and 3 siblings with HDGC CDH1, am 2nd to God, and 1 of many fighting through diffuse gastric cancer.
For those who may not know – HDGC CDH1 is a genetic mutation that raises the risk of diffuse gastric cancer by up to 80% and lobular breast cancer by up to 60%. I was diagnosed with diffuse gastric cancer in December, 2015.
I was standing directly in the middle of Main St in Hollywood Studios in September, 2015 when my doctor called and told me I had the gene. I didn’t know how to respond. All I could do was breathe and process. Fast forward three months… I was sitting in my living room watching Braveheart and I got a phone call from my surgical oncologist who said I did in fact have cancer.
This blog will be my story. The good, the bad, the pretty, and a lot of ugly. Stay tuned – because the end product will be become something beautiful.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live…I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him. That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.”