My name is Janelle Comiskey and this is my story….
I was diagnosed with breast cancer February 2011. I did chemo, had a bi-lateral mastectomy and radiation. I had a recurrence in my skin on the same breast area in March 2012. I did chemo and then had mini-radical surgery and woke up with a wound vac. I carried that around until I had another recurrence in January 2013. I did chemo and had another major surgery. Pathology from that surgery showed that I was now Stage IV.
I participated in The Smile Never Fades Comfort Cooking Cookbook while recovering from my second surgery. Getting involved with an organization that was helping me was so invigorating. I loved making the dish for the cookbook!!! I love that the recipes are from survivors or people who have been touched by cancer.
I had just learned that The Smile Never Fades offered 2 hours of house cleaning! WooHoo!! I needed to take advantage of that service!! My house was really in need a good cleaning and I just didn’t have the energy, nor drive to do it myself. Merry Maids did a phenomenal job cleaning my house and were so sweet! I can’t tell you how much the stress was removed from my life!
The Smile Never Fades has made me smile during the harder times of my journey.