Connie Marse On Cancer Diagnosis: “Felt Like I Was Unwillingly Thrown Onto A Roller Coaster”

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By Pam Folse

Mrs. Marse you have breast cancer. Wow! For the first time in my life, the word ‘cancer’ and my name were being spoken in the same sentence. I wanted no part of the ‘breast cancer club’. I had just been unwillingly thrown onto a roller coaster and I wanted off. I felt as though I had been punched in the stomach and the air had been sucked out of me. All the terms and options for treatment being hurled at me seemed surreal.

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