It Ain't but a Bump in the Road

While going through testing to see what autoimmune disease I have, I just happened to do a self exam and found a lump in my right breast. Within 3 days I was undergoing a Mammogram and CT Scan and 3 days later a biopsy. I don't know why but when I was driving to the biopsy appointment I just knew what they would find and I was right - when I received the call I wasn't surprised. During the testing for autoimmune disease though some swollen lymph nodes were found around my trachea, so before anything could be done about the breast cancer I had to have a tracheotomy. Luckily that came back clear (I have histoplasmosis). So onto the breast cancer - since the lump was small and ER+ I had a choice of radiation for 6 to 7 weeks or radiation via the Savi Unit which meant only 5 days. I chose the Savi way. It was an intense 10 treatments in 5 days but it was relatively painless. Having the Savi Unit inserted hurt a bit, wearing the unit was uncomfortable and having it removed was just an "ouch" but I'm glad I went the Savi way. My breast cancer was caught early - Stage 1 and all cancer was removed so I am cancer free - I kicked butt, with the help of my friends and family. Having their support was the most important thing to me through this entire process. I couldn't have done it without them! And I especially could not have fought this fight without my 14 year old daughter at my side. This is definitely a fight that cannot be fought alone!
peggy aldrich
Tipton, IN