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The story starts with a routine annual mammogram on 2-14-14. The next Monday morning, I got the report, (because I work for the doctor that I see as my PCP) it read solid spiculated mass in right breast. As soon as the doctor came in the office I showed him the report and said get an ultrasound. That afternoon I went and got the ultrasound and a scinti mammo. Yes I had a 15-18mm solid mass. On 2-19-14 I had a needle biopsy. Then one week after the mammogram I was told I had ductal carcinoma in situ. I cried and cried. And then I looked to Heaven and said Lord, you brought this to me now get me through it. I made an appointment with a doctor in Houston, TX and was told good news: Stage 1, 95% cure rate, lumpectomy and then radiation. Thank you Lord Jesus. I have my surgery on 3-18-14 and I am on a mission to BEAT THE BEAST
This is my beautiful sister Lynn! She just finished a year of chemo treatments on March 5! Through strength, determination, courage, and faith in God, she has finished the journey and according to her doctor, can now say "I am cancer free!" Her entire family is so proud of her! Congratulations Lynn! We love you!
This is my mom.. last year in october she found out she had breast cancer.. she has done 18 weeks of a sturggled journey of chemotherapy.. on the 12th february 2014 her chemo finally came to an end and we had been told good news that the lump had shrunk.. yey!! Her next stage now is an operation and then 5 weeks of radiotherapy we are now all waiting for the end result when my mom can finally carry on her life being the happy lively person i know she is. After all this me and 4 other family members are now doing race for life.. not just to support my mom but to support all other women who have gone through the same journey.
Last chemo 02/28/14. Looking forward to carrying on with my life. A massive thank you to all my family and friends for all there support. Xx
In May 2013, at the age of 50 I was diagnosed with stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I had a double mastectomy followed by reconstruction. I was surprised to find out all the surgeries and different steps that it took for reconstruction, but they were all worth it. I'm thrilled with my new chest, and happy that it is all behind me. During that time, I longed for more support and information about reconstruction but was able to find very little. I decided that I needed to share my experience with other woman, so that they would have help, answers, and support, so I used my downtime to write a book about it.
God is Good! I feel I am both a fighter and a supporter ! My grandma had breast cancer and won (for a time ) and Jan 18th,2014 I found a lump in my left breast .... Called my doctor ASAP and was in for the first mammogram and ultrasound in my life .....to find I had a 5x3 cm lump. Of course we set up an appointment to have it biopsied Feb18th . I didn't make it... My darling parter insisted after seeing me in soooo much pain to go to the ER . Feb.16 I went in and they didn't let me go. Set me up for surgery the very next morning . It had grown to the size of a grapefruit !! Lucky for me it was not cancer but an very extreme and severe infection and almost killed me ! To this day my wound is open and is being packed daily . I have to go to the cancer center every week and continue to get better every day . I like to think although it wasn't cancer I fought that battle and won NEVER LOSING FAITH that GOD had a plan and I needed to put it in his hands .... So am I a fighter ... I think so !! Am I a supporter!!YES !! That word cancer eats at ur soul... Anyone who has, is, or had the scare of going through it ... Ur AMAZING !! YOU CAN DO IT ! YOU CAN BEAT IT . GOD BLESS U AND KEEP ON FIGHTING !! You GOT THIS ! ** Thank you Robert Eugene for standing by me and holding my hand through it all I love you !!! THANK YOU MOMMY ! Ur tender love and dedication to seeing that my booboo is packed proper each day (even though it breaks ur heart to have to do it for me) ur beyond the greatest mother a girl could ask for !! I love you more than words can say !
I had been to the doctor in April of 2013 and all was well. In September, I was cutting the grass and cut over a fire ant hill and ended up being bitten by four ants on my ankles. I developed a skin reaction on the right side of my body and what I thought was the fibroid cyst in my left breast. When the skin on my body resumed to normal and the "cyst" did not, I knew I had a problem. I called my imaging center and being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I could not get an appointment until the 29th. Upon viewing my mammogram, Denise turned around and announced to me that she was a Breast Cancer Survivor and I needed an ultrasound. It was done immediately, and Juanita informed me that she also was a survivor. Biopsy was done the next day, results were received Monday, November4. Tumor was 1 1/2cm, by the time I got to surgery it had grown to 3 1/2cm. Triple Negative Breast Cancer. My surgeon was phenomenal! She recommended lumpectomy, followed by chemo and radiation. She got clean margins on removal and by the Grace of God no lymph node involvement! I finished Chemo yesterday, 3/5 and will be moving on to radiation in a few weeks. Stay in tune with your body!
Life will throw Many Challenge's at us. We often wish to think that it will NEVER happen to us nor to those we Love. Unfortunately the reality is...It does happen, it happened to ME!!!
HERE IS MY STORY:
Imagine waking up one day and thinking its going to be like any other normal day. It was Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 the day after my 48th Birthday, and I decided to do a self breast exam in the shower. I noticed something that had not been there before, but I said nothing to no one thinking that it would be gone the next morning. Unfortunately on Monday morning it was still there and I knew at that point that I really needed to get it checked out. After a mountain of tests, I received the dreaded call on October 28, 2013 Lisa, we got a little bit of cancer going on in your right breast. From that day on, my entire life changed! Being told you have breast cancer is enough to swallow, but imagine having two medical crisis to cope with. During my breast cancer testing, it was discovered that I had an enlarged heart. On Nov. 11, 2013 my enlarged heart turned out to be an Aortic Aneurysm! So now I am dealing with two major medical crisis. From this point on the Aortic Aneurysm needed immediate attention and took priority over my breast cancer. Surgery was scheduled for Monday, December 16, 2013 to repair my aneurysm. Sadly enough, I wasnt prepared to deal with the first medical crisis, let alone the second one.
There is no history of breast cancer in my family Breast cancer does not discriminate. With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer. It can happen to you.
Hugs~ LiSa :)
Im writing this about my cousin we where very close she died at 27 with breast cancer and that broke my heart it is a harbeal feeling to lose someone u love she had 3 beautiful children .
No woman truly expects to hear the words "I'm sorry you have breast cancer." But I was truly shell-shocked when I was told those words on October 21, 2013, after having an absolutely normal mammogram May, 2013 and after always having normal mammograms. No family history, just found a lump in my left breast and thought it wasn't any big deal. Fast forward, I've had a lumpectomy, completed 4 cycles of chemotherapy and I am about to undergo 6 weeks of radiation and I am truly grateful. With the grace & love of God, my awesome family & friends, I am blessed & highly favored!! I truly appreciate and I am living my name "CHIDINMA" which means "God is good" in the Igbo dialect in Nigeria, W. Africa. I've beaten this, I am a champion & a conqueror and cancer has heard me ROOAARR!!