Jacklynn Hampton

First post: Apr 10, 2022 Latest post: May 17, 2022
The start to a long and scary road is always the beginning. For those of my family and friends that want to know and be updated on my breast cancer story. 

In the middle of February 2022, I started having a pain through the middle of my left breast. Honestly, I believed it was due to hormones considering I was around a family member that was due to have her baby within weeks. The pain started getting worse and became constant. (It felt like a rod through my breast and burned constantly.) About a week later, I started having shooting pains and that's when I felt a lump. Of course, I called my mom and told her. Due to breast cancer being in the family I made a doctors appointment. 

March 1st, 2022 I went to see my primary physician. He immediately ordered a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. The hospital couldn't get me in for my mammogram and ultrasound until March 29th. During this time my pain started to get worse, enough so that I was taking over the counter meds to ease the pain and discomfort. It slowly subsided about 3 days before my appointment. Thankfully! 

So, much uncertainty now is made so much more clear. On March 29th, I went for my mammogram and ultrasound. Nerves were roaring but the women made me feel so comfortable. Mammogram was done and sent asap to the radiologist at the hospital. I go into the ultrasound room and start the process. 5 minutes in she gets a phone call saying make sure you get measurements of her axillary lymph node. She did, then she asked me to wait. Told me that my mammogram results were sent to Tulsa and that she was sending my ultrasound results now and that she wanted me to wait to see what the radiologist in Tulsa says. The radiologist called and said he wanted a biopsy within the next week. Well, an appointment was made right there, for April 4th, to get the biopsy done for 1 of the 2 masses I/they found and of my enlarged lymph node. Little did I know at the time there were 3 lumps. Out of curiosity and being worried I looked at my results. My BI-RADS rating was a 5. Had to see what that meant. Well, this means they believe its malignant and need the biopsy to confirm. 

Tuesday, April 5th I get my results. Though, I thought I had prepared myself, it came back as breast cancer and very fast growing and aggressive. I called my primary on what to do and he scheduled me an appointment to see the oncologist today, April 7th.  

Today, April 7th, for the most part the oncologist told me that there are a few different treatment plans. The one most in my favor would be chemotherapy before and/or after a double mastectomy. We will have an indefinite plan after I see the Breast doctor/surgeon. 

I am super good at hiding my feelings but not gonna lie I'm scared shitless! I also made a promise to my children, Noel, my family and some friends and most importantly myself that I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET THROUGH THIS! I know also that GOD has my back and that I'm strong. 


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