This is simply my life and experience that I openly share with you as real and raw as possible so that we can grow together. I’ve asked myself, “what do I want to learn through this journey? What do I want to share with others along the way? What do I want to leave behind when I am gone?” Here is what I came up with: I want to inspire you to NEVER GIVE UP! Whether it’s cancer, or whatever you wish to conquer, borrow whatever you can from my crazy journey and let it catapult you into LIVING the life you’ve always dreamed of.
I have big dreams and I refuse to let cancer stop me from achieving them. Knowing that life is short – and clearly we have no idea what tomorrow will bring – I aspire to be and do better every day, and make a difference in this world for as long as I’m in it.
I vow to leave as much information as possible for women who may follow my footsteps by providing knowledge I wish I had!
My name is Shari Sheranian and I have been navigating the minefield that is cancer for over two years. On June 2, 2016, I was diagnosed with primary triple-positive breast cancer that had spread to 6 lymph nodes under my right arm. A week later, I had a CAT scan and on June 21st, at my first chemo appointment, I was informed cancer had spread to my lungs, liver, and bone. That means I am stage four. I was provided a prognosis of 2-10 years.
Since then I’ve learned that Herceptin is my friend. It has been an effective drug in keeping my original METS from growing. I’m NOT in remission. We are simply keeping the cancer cells from growing for now.
On November 1, 2017, an MRI showed metastasis to my brain. I had my first round of stereotactic radiation (SRS) to stop the growth. Six months later I had a repeat MRI. The good news was that the two original METS were reduced. The bad news was I had two new metastasis and another round of SRS. This is a day to day journey. Every three weeks is a chemo infusion. Every 3-6 months for testing and scans. On this blog, I will journal my experiences and give you all the updates as time goes by. Shari