Yep, yep… Here it is. I was always an attention-getter but not like this ;). I was 38 years old when I was diagnosed. I had no family history and was very healthy. I was a professional dancer… No, not THAT kind…sorry…keeping it light. We were rehearsing a dance number, and one of my fellow dancers elbowed me by mistake. It REALLY hurt. I went home that night and it still hurt. Hmmmm…felt a lump. Eh.. can’t hurt to see a doctor.
Her exact words…”I wouldn’t lose sleep over it. Cancer doesn’t hurt. If it is cancer, it is probably advanced stage”. I had a mammogram and biopsy. Yep, Cancer. PS…never saw that doctor again;).
On April 23rd, 2007, I had a bilateral mastectomy at the age of 38 which changed my life for sure, for the good. I will never be the same again. I will never be negative, ungrateful, unhappy…not on purpose, anyway. This comes with a downside too. Bottom line, be proactive ladies and gents.
I would love to share my homage to my journey!! A beautiful tattoo that was designed for me by an amazing lady, Shannon Brown. This is not a sad reminder, but a reminder that on April 23rd, 2007, cancer took flight on beautiful butterflies wings, NEVER to return.
Peace, Love , and Sunshine all 🙂
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.