In May of 2011 at the young age of 49 I went for my yearly check up and mammogram. Everything came back normal, there was no sign of anything wrong. Four weeks later when I was doing my monthly breast exam myself I found a lump in my right breast. Needless to say my stomach dropped!
I called my doctor that same day and told her what I found. I was in her office the next day and showed her what I found. She sent me to a surgeons office for an ultrasound and while I was there he did a needle biopsy. As soon as he put that needle in I knew something was wrong. I could feel the needle touch the lump and it felt gritty. Long story short, I had lumpectomy and it confirmed my biggest fears.
On August 11,2011, I went through a double mastectomy. I went into this ready to fight and kick this cancers butt!! As I write this story I am cancer free! I went through the treatments that were needed. I found it early.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to do self breast exams even after a mammogram comes back negative! Thank God for my husband and my family and friends who helped me through it! In two weeks I go to surgery for my final reconstruction. I can joke that at 50 yrs old I am getting new boobs and I now have some very pretty curly hair!! LOL! God bless all of you!
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.