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9/10/2016 Latest post:
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On Augest 15th I got the results of biopsies of a breast lump and lymph node that yes, I had Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I had scheduled a routine mammogram, my last one was in 2014, and wasn't due to have another one until next year since the new recommendation is every 3 years after 40. Do one EVERY year! I hate to think about how much farther it could have spread if I had waited another year. It's been shocking and hard to wrap my brain around. I started my first chemo on my kids' first day of school, September 7th. I feel good about beating this, it's just going to be a really hard year-- chemo, surgery, radtiation... I'm so grateful to have had a little experience with James' Hodgkin's Disease but it has made it hard for him to know exactly what I will be going through. My kids are amazing and that's what I will document the most I think. I got my genetic testing back and it was all negative so none of my girls are more likely to get breast cancer! I've already appreciated how much more focus I have on my love for them. Building this house has been a year and a half of stress and I kept saying I was spent and just wanted to sit for a year... well, that's not what I meant really but I am grateful to be in my new home with a wonderful view during this time. :)