Danette Peters

First post: Aug 2, 2022 Latest post: Aug 8, 2022
On July 15th, I discovered a lump in my right breast. After a lot of tests, I was diagnosed on July 20th with an aggressive form of Invasive lobular carcinoma, stage 2. It is growing very rapidly and has infected my lymph nodes and is in my blood. Thankfully it is NOT in my bones nor any other organs. So the plan is to start chemo treatment as quickly as possible. Followed by more tests, then surgery, radiation, and then reconstruction surgery. It is going to be a long road back to good health! I am terrified of the process, I would be lying if I said I wasn't. But I do truly believe I will beat this and I'm taking it one day at a time!! There is NO other option! The last few months of my life have had a lot of ups and downs but we go through each experience to prepare us for the next. This happening has shown me to stop taking my mortality for granted. I've lived my whole life for others and now it is time to focus on my healing and surrounding myself with all things that bring positive energy. I have to admit to myself and realize I will need help through this journey and for a person that hates asking for help this is a difficult thing for me to do. I do not have insurance and the hospital will not complete treatments and the fear is growing along with the cancer as I look for other options. I will need a lot of support in the coming months as I go through the process and make the best decisions for my health and my future!! I will share my journey as I go as best I can and hopefully inspire someone else that they can reach deep within themselves and find the courage you need no matter what!! Peace and love to all, now time to kick this shit's ass as I get this road to recovery kicked off!!  Cancer SUCKS!!!