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Karen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Karen's Story (Breast Cancer) LRThe first week in February 2011 I was called for a routine mammogram, having turned 50 the previous year. On the 9th of February 2011 my lovely husband, Jon, died of a heart attack. He was 53 years old. I was told I had breast cancer in March 2011. That in itself was so frightening to hear as my mum died of breast cancer eight years ago, but made even more difficult due to the loss of my husband who I have been with since I was 15.

The photograph with this story is of me and my only daughter with two new labrador puppies, Molly, the black one and Harley, the brown one. We pick them up on the 18th of December. Both me and my daughter need something to focus on so they should keep us busy and bring us lots of love xx♥

Karen
England
Submitted 12-17-11

The informational content of this article 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.

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.

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7 comments

  1. Praying, with love.

  2. Hi Karen,

    My name is Pam. My breast cancer story was featured a week or so ago by Fight Like a Girl. This December, I will be a 15 year survivor. I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I know that in itself would be so hard and then to face breast cancer. I’m so glad that you have your daughter along side you……and boy do you have your hands full with two precious puppies! They are adorable and will bring you alot of joy. We have a chocolate lab named Snickers. Praying you’re doing well and continue to fight like a girl!!! May God bless you!

  3. Prayers sending your way. Two time breast cancer here.

  4. Hang in there, I myself is a 4 year survivor. My dog kept me going everyday, she always knew when I was sick and too weak to even walk her, but she never gave up on me and I never gave up on the disease. I fought it by eating all the right things, and running when I could. I ate so much liver an,d onions and green Vegas, but had to keep up my white count cells for more chemo.

  5. Hi my name is Danielle, I am a fan of the fb page F.L.A.G. 🙂 This story is a little different. I have a very rare syndrome called Supereior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome only around 500 of us in this world have this from the latest studies. I do believe that number has grown. The mortality rate is 1 out of 3! I was dx in 2010 and have since then had the corrective surgery for this issue but there will never be a cure! To me the surgery helped only a little bit but that’s better than nothing! Since then I have been dx with pancreatitis, gastroparesis and fibromyalgia on top of SMAS! I fight all this every single day 🙁 I am supposed to be heading back to the surgeon to get another feeding tube placed but waiting to pick up insurance again before I go back to any doctors.. I refuse to pay that bill. Thanks for listening

  6. Keeping you in my prayers.

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