I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. My feeling was shock and
disbelief. How can this be happening? I’ve had mammograms every
year or two since the age of 40, no history in my family.
The tumor was about the size of a pea and the biopsy showed no spread.
No chemo was necessary, I felt a sense of relief. I had four weeks of
radiation treatments, then a tiny pill to inhibit estrogen, “piece
of cake” right? Not so in my case. I was told how lucky I was, but
I didn’t feel lucky, then I felt guilty because others had a much
more difficult and complicated road to recovery. Anyway, I’ve got
a great team of doctors and technicians helping me through this. Some
days are better than others. I’m learning that it’s okay to
have the feelings I have and to express them because my feelings matter.
Message to other women:
One thing I do feel very strongly about is “early detection”
is the key. Yearly mammograms are vital to your health.
The inspiration behind my chair is hummingbirds and the bird of paradise
flower. I love both of these! The bird of paradise is a tropical flower
and symbolizes freedom and joy. In Native American culture, hummingbirds
are seen as healers and bringers of love, good luck, and joy. In Central
America, they are a sign of love and will bring love to the person who
spots them. The hummingbird generally symbolizes joy and playfulness as
well as adaptability.
Bunulu at The Gardens Mall
3101 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410