In June 2012, I thought I felt a lump in my breast. I ignored it for a
while, but I finally felt I needed to have a mammogram. The mammogram
showed few questionable spots. A biopsy confirmed that I had breast cancer.
I had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. Thankfully, there was
no need for radiation, but I was put on a five-year program of medication.
In 2017, I thought I had the flu and went to the emergency room at Jupiter
Medical Center. An x-ray showed a tumor attached to one of my kidneys.
Fortunately, it was just attached, not invading, and they were able to
surgically remove it. No chemotherapy or radiation were needed.
Today, I am doing well and feel that I am very lucky. I have my family
around me, and they are a wonderful support system.
Message to other Women:
Be Strong! Find a buddy; mine was my daughter. She went to every appointment
with me. You need that special someone to be an extra set of ears and
hear what you do not during your doctors’ visits and treatment.
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