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Martha’s Story (Breast Cancer)

marthas-story-breast-cancerI was diagnosed Jan 11th. My right breast was a big rock, and so I went to the hospital. They said that it was extra tissue, which I knew it wasn’t, but because my insurance had expired, I couldn’t go again.

I finally got insurance and got a mammogram, and it didn’t show anything. But there clearly was something there, so they gave me an ultrasound and still didn’t see anything. I went to a breast surgeon and got a biopsy.

The day I found out, I was devastated. I was healthy, and I was 38-years-old. I started chemo February 3rd and finished June 1st. I had my surgery July 13th. I only had a single mastectomy. It was hard, but I got through it. Now, I’m going through radiation. That is draining me. I have to go every day, Monday through Friday, and the drive is horrible, but I know I have to do it, not just for me, but my kids. I have good days and I have bad days, and those bad days I just want to sleep, but I know I can’t. That is my story.

Martha
Texas
Submitted 09/27/2016

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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4 comments

  1. You sound like a fighter to me. Way to go on not giving up and finding out what was wrong!!!!!

  2. You can do this! You are strong and have much to live for. God Bless you.

  3. Proud of you for persevering and getting diagnosed AND treated. God bless you!

  4. My 26 yr old is going through this also. She has had AC/Red Devil….then Tsxsll….Aug 31 single mastectomy…now 2 does more of Taxill . 8 out of 8 nodes had that shit in them…..next radiation for 5 to 6 was 5days a wk for me to take her 70 miles each day but we also will take this one day at a time and get my little girl through this for her little girl…I am also a 12 year survivor and we girls are all fighters and this just makes us stronger…. God Bless you. You have this covered girl….

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