Laughing in cancer's face

I had felt the lump months before and didn't really think anything of it. When I went to the Dr it wasn't even for the lump so when she said I needed a mammogram and ultrasound I thought it was a waste of time. The nurse at the breast center was scheduling the biopsy before I even realized what was happening. April 1st, 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer. I was in shock. I was a 34 year old married mother of 3 kids. This couldn't really be happening. It seemed so surreal. It took me a couple hours to decide there was one way I wanted to go about this fight, with humor and positivity. And thats what I did. I had a double mastectomy, 6 rounds of chemo and 30 rounds of radiation. Anything that went wrong throughout the fight, we turned into a funny situation. We laughed....alot. I am thankful everyday that I went to the Dr that day and that she was so set on me getting it checked out. As tough as breast cancer is, there was alot more positives that came out of this situation than there were negatives. I was shown amazing kindness and generosity by all those I know and even those I don't. We had the largest support system that I have ever seen. It was amazing for my kids to see so many family, friends and strangers reach out to us and help. As of Jan 6th I am officially in remission. I am thankful that I have been able to stay positive and always find the humor in this journey. Laughter really is the best medicine.
Kelly
Ofallon, MO