During my annual mammogram/check-up, something suspicious was found and
I was ultimately diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer. I had radiation
therapy five days a week for about six weeks, for a total of 33 treatments.
My support started right from the beginning. My friend joined me and my
husband at my first appointment with the surgeon. This was helpful because
my friend was an extra set of ears and heard what my husband and I did
not. I also received support from my immediate family, as well as my church
family and friends.
My church sisters brought meals, and it never mattered to them what my
house looked like. This showed me that I shouldn’t worry about small
things. I learned to accept help whenever offered.
My nurse navigator has been a great help and a true source of support.
I also participate in a wonderful oncology nutrition program.
I was in the school system for 28 years. After a phone call, a teacher
friend from Michigan drove down to see me and offered her support. Many
parents of our students have reached out to me as well. So much wonderful
support from so many people! I feel very blessed.
Message for Other Women
Sometimes women are afraid to share, but it’s important to find support
from one another. You are not alone. Be willing to accept help. My faith
was very important in my journey.
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