Finding Out I Have Breast Cancer… What A Shock! But, here’s my story…
HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU HAVE BREAST CANCER?
Early this year, I discovered a lump on the left side of my left breast I figured I’d better get it looked at. I’d never had a mammogram before being stubborn and believing that “I” would NEVER get it. I don’t have a family history of others with breast cancer. However, I’ve always been in tune with my body to notice lumps and other things that aren’t normally there.
So I am fortunate to have caught it when I did because it is still relatively small but, I strongly urge other ladies that may be bull headed like I was to please… Get the mammogram. It’s not really all that bad.
WHAT DID YOU FEEL BEING TOLD YOU HAVE CANCER?
Shock and disbelief were my initial feelings. Once it soaked in… Tears. I’m turning 52 years old in July and didn’t see this coming. So it’s a scary thing to hear. Especially because I truly believed that that lump would not be anything serious.
ARE YOU IN ANY PAIN?
I’m not in pain but, I do keep getting this weird gentle stinging sensation on the left side of my breast.
WHAT KIND OF TREATMENT ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE?
At first the doctor said that they needed to decide whether they will do surgery or start me with chemo. I really didn’t want chemo at all but, on Friday, March 30, the doctor called to tell me that it is the HER2 breast cancer and they will start me with chemo. That was scary.
WHY ARE YOU STARTING A VLOG?
Because it’s scary for me and so I turn to others that have survived to hear their stories. I want to share my story and help someone that maybe relates to something I share to use me as a beacon. I plan on going through this journey victoriously.
I will share my struggles but, I plan on everything working out. My Creator is using me to help others AND for others to keep me encouraged as I go through.
Isn’t that what life is about? The circle of helping each other never ends.
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