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"After I found out I was pregnant, I came down with morning sickness, which quickly turned into really bad morning sickness. I knew something wasn’t right.
I went in for a CT scan and an MRI, and that was when they diagnosed me with a brain tumour.
That was a lot to take in. I was 34, newly married and newly pregnant. And now I have a brain tumour.
Because of all of the medication I was on, I had to terminate the pregnancy. From then on, we just had to make sense of the ‘new normal’.
Some days are better than others, but everyone rallied around me. I have the most supportive husband who would do anything for me. Their support is what gets me through the days.
On the bad days, I worry that things might not necessarily work out. Then for every bad day, I have three or four good days.
I don’t necessarily know how long I have, but the way that you can beat cancer is by taking your life back. So that’s what I’ve chosen to do. I have cancer, but that’s just a small part of me.
I don’t want to be the centre of attention for a negative reason. I want to be normal. I want to just go on with my regular life.
I wanted to share my story because I’d like to be an advocate for brain cancer. It’s important to me that we find a cure, because no one should have to go through this." - Ashley Sehmer, #FacesOfCancer.
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