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8/4/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Don't miss Michelle's Place "Walk for Hope." More info is under "Ways to help."
I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer on May 26, 2017. That was quiet a shock, seeing that there is no family history. I found out that I was triple positive. It was the not so good type of breast cancer to have because it involved 6 rounds of chemo and surgery. Yet, it was the good kind to have because there was a proven treatment plan for my type of breast cancer. The month of June was filled with making doctor's appointments, 2nd opinion appointments, calling medical groups and insurance companies on a daily basis. I was so afraid that I would not get the type of care I wanted in my hometown and with my HMO insurance. I wanted a team of professionals that all worked together for my greatest good. My friend Susan warned me that doing all this footwork would be like taking on a full time job. Boy was she right! I got the strength to continue fighting and self- advocated, with a great deal of help from a higher source. Finally, my world changed when I was able to establish care with UCSD Moore's Cancer Center. A wave of calm and peace came over me as I knew that I was in good hands.