Christy White Christy Takes on Cancer

First post: Jul 26, 2022 Latest post: Oct 26, 2023
I wanted to let everyone know that I was diagnosed on July 20, 2022 with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, breast cancer has spread to my lymph nodes. Since it’s Inflammatory Breast Cancer, it’s more aggressive so we are moving fast.

I start dose dense chemo on August 4th and should finish around Christmas. My hair will be gone before students come back to school. After that a mastectomy that includes all skin removal of my breast and then radiation.

Right now I’m going through the stages of grief: grieving the future I expected that is suddenly uncertain, grieving what this might mean for my body, my hair, my family, my husband.

I’m sad and angry and scared, but I have a plan and a to do list (and if you know me at all, you know I love a good plan and to do list!). The first thing on the list is to survive this, so I can be there for my kids and all the people I love!