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Esther kept putting off her mammogram, thinking she was low risk since she had no family history. One day, her cat Buddy kept sniffing her left breast, so Esther went to the doctor...
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After I was told I had invasive breast cancer, I was in a state of shock and disbelief at times. At other times, I was extremely happy with the outcome. Am I happy I had cancer? Absolutely not! However, I would have never known cancer was growing in my body if I never went through with my mastectomies. Cancer, unfortunately, has been prominent in my life since I was a young child. Getting cancer was not a surprise to me, but having cancer in my early thirties was.
Starting the first month of my journey, the motto I lived by was, Ã¢â¬ÅIt is what it is.Ã¢â¬Â I am unable to change what happens to me, or what comes into my life. I can choose to let it happen, let it hinder me emotionally, or I can rise above it by accepting it, dealing with it, learning from it, and then moving on. From day one, I have chosen to accept my outcome and move forward.
ItÃ¢â¬â¢s not often I find myself asking the Ã¢â¬Åwhat ifÃ¢â¬Â questions. But, after my invasive cancer diagnosis, I asked a few...