MY STORY WITH BREAST CANCER

I AM A 42 YEAR OLD SINGLE MOTHER OF 2 AND HAVE RECENTLY BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH DUCTAL CARCINOMA IN-SITU, STAGE O BREAST CANCER, I HAVE OPTED TO HAVE A MASECTOMY OVER A LUMPECTOMY WITH HOPES OF RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY ASAP. I AM A SMOKER SO I HAVE BEEN TOLD I MUST BE OFF CIGARETTES FOR AT LEAST 6 MONTHS IN ORDER TO HAVE RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY. MY SURGERY HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR JULY 31RST. I AM DEVASTATED OVER THIS BUT KNOW I MUST DO WHAT IS BEST FOR ME SO I CAN STAY ALIVE AND RAISE MY CHILDREN.
TERESA FULLER
SPRING HILL, FL