When the test results came back after surgery, they showed the cancer was forming in the left breast. If I had just removed the right side, I would have been back in surgery within months.
I chose to do reconstruction. It was very hard looking in the mirror and seeing part of my body gone. After several procedures and about a year or so, the reconstruction was finished.
If it hadn’t been for God, my family, and friends, I do not believe I could have gone through all of this. This past July, I reached five years cancer-free.
I just encourage women to have mammograms. I wish no other woman would have to go through all of this.
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.