I wanted to document my cancer and pregnancy journey not only for my reference, my families' and our baby girl but to pay it forward to other women battling breast cancer. Through this blog I have been able to reach many people across the nation and share my story.
That story went a bit more public today. I had the opportunity to be interviewed by the St. Louis NBC station, KSDK, to share my journey, my positive spirit and a glimpse into the world of being pregnant and tackling breast cancer simultaneously. There are emotional roller coasters, there are good days and there are bad days but it really is your spirit and attitude that will get you through.
Also, it is very important to me to continue to educate on the importance of annual exams, self breast exams and the basic understanding that breast cancer can happen to anyone. I didn't have any breast cancer history in my family but now we do. And more and more young women are being diagnosed on a daily basis and they too can get through this battle with the support of family, friends and positive attitude.
The link from KSDK's website:
Jenna Oesch battles breast cancer while pregnant
Carrying your first child is one of the most exciting moments in a woman's life. In this MomsLikeMe.com segment, we meet an expecting mother who's dealing with more than just the challenges of pregnancy.
Jenna and Rett