The day I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer stage IIB, I decided winning and beating it was the only option. I started with chemo so the tumor would be shrunk enough so I didn't have to have a mastectomy. After chemo six months later I had a lumpectomy. I thought that was a breeze compared to chemo. Radiation went even better and I swore I would do yoga as much as I could and get my mind body and spirit in check. Friends insisted I should ask for a MRI once a year and instead of the second mammogram. I did finally after two and a half years and was told the shocking news yet a 2nd time. I now had no option but to have a mastectomy with reconstruction at the same time I decided to do both and not take the risk yet a 3rd time. I am happy to say I don't regret the bi-lateral mastectomy. Although the expansion is painful in the long run I know it will be worth it as I can envision what I will look like when I am finished. I will not only survive but I will have a better more productive life because of cancer. I no longer put off what I can do and experience today!
This is one thing I refuse to lose at. To anyone who is going through treatment I say keep your head held high and you will beat it!
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