Julie Plake

First post: Apr 25, 2022 Latest post: Aug 23, 2022
January 2022 an abnormal mammogram showed signs of something that required another more in depth picture.  After the 2nd mammogram, microscopic DCIS was found. STAGE ZERO, but cancer none the less.  After a MRI, TWO lumpectomies and consults with my Dr., I decided to schedule my mastectomy.  June 28th.

I have never asked "Why Me?" In fact I remind myself that in 2022, an estimated 287.850 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. , along with 51,400 new case of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.  AND about 2,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2022.

But this is MY cancer, my battle, my journey.  I thank Tom and the boys amazing support or this decision and support.  I have MANY AMAZING friends and family members who have supported, prayed, made meals, sent flowers, cards, etc. and this has meant to world to me.  

So onward to my cure.  The surgery, the recovery and the life there after.  I am and will be an advocate for annual mammograms, early detections and research.  

Thank you for everything!  I am not good a asking for help and if you ask me if I need anything, I probably will tell you that I am good, but I may need something.  So ask again or do it anyways.  

You are amazing.  Thanks for joining me on my journey!