My personal journey started in March when I started noticing some differences in my breast when I looked in the mirror. Being a retired nurse and x-ray tech, I knew the importance of self breast exams, mammograms and noticing changes in the breast. When the change became very noticeable, I contacted my primary care physician right away and within three days I had an ultrasound, biopsy and diagnosis. It was a whirlwind few days. I was diagnosed on April 6, 2014.
I had a bilateral mastectomy on April 28th with reconstructive surgery.
I started chemo on May 29th and am still in the process of getting chemo every Friday until October 10th.
I will start radiation sometime after chemo for about 7 weeks.
I still cry weekly, it cleanses my soul.
I have a great network of friends and family that help me through this journey.
I pray daily for my friends who also are going through this journey.
Don’t give up.
Cry when you need to cry.
Love and live between chemo appointments.
Wear makeup it makes you feel better about yourself.
Talk about your story, it helps.