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Lisa’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Lisa's Breast Cancer StoryHi my name is Lisa. I turned 50 years old on May 9, 2013. On my daughter’s graduation day I was told the words that you never want to hear, “You have breast cancer and it has spread into your lymph nodes.” Two weeks later I went through a double mastectomy and had 19 lymph nodes removed from my arm.

I did 14 month of chemo and boy I went through some drag out of exhaustion, physical therapy, and six weeks of radiation. I would of never been able to have gotten through any of it without the love and support of my family, friends, total strangers, and most of all God.

My faith kept me strong and I knew that I could make it through. I am now done with everything. I am not able to return to my job because I now deal with lymph edema in my arm and hand but I’m grateful to be hear, and I plan on making the best of the life that I was dealt. I am going to “Fight Like A Girl!”

 

Lisa
Wisconsin
Submitted 07/28/2013

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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  1. Lisa I to had breast cancer and have Lymphedema in my right arm. I hope the best for you and will be praying for you. I would love for you to contact me on fb or by email I have just had lymph node transfer. I could tell you some of the things I have done to help my lymphedema. God bless you and Thank God for family.

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