In February of 2013, at the age of 32, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In October 2012, we found out we were pregnant. My husband and I had adopted four children in 2010 thinking we couldn’t get pregnant. In November 2012, we found out that the baby’s heartbeat stopped and I had to have surgery. I found the lump while pregnant and we thought it had to do with pregnancy. After the miscarriage it got bigger. A biopsy showed cancer. I had a segmental mastectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy. Out of 15 lymph nodes, one had cancer. I have completed five out of six chemo and hormone treatments. The last chemo treatment was July 3. This was followed by six and a half weeks of radiation and then four more hormone treatments and the removal of my port. I’ve been blessed with the greatest support system! My daddy takes me to my treatments, my in-laws help with the kids while I’m getting treatments, my kid’s help keep me going and help with things I need help with, and my husband has been there for me every step of the way. To top it off I have many late night Facebook and texting conversations with my cousins and brother. I also have arthritis and scoliosis. I fight like a girl every day and I won’t give up!
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This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.