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Feb 28, 2021
This site is to keep family and friends updated on Kaylah's progress. Please feel free to share with others who ask about her progress as well. We are using this page to keep updates in one place. In a day where we all want information in real time, we will keep this page updated as often as possible. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Kaylah’s Mini Bio- I have a cat named Greta, and a doggo named Charlie. I have two brothers, DJ and Derek, two sisters-in-law’s Megan and Sydney, a niece Callyn and my parents Mark and Kathy, and lots of amazing friends. I currently work at Messerli and Kramer as a legal assistant.
Discovery- On January 4,2021 I got in a car accident and totaled my vehicle (RIP Ruby). The following week, I went to urgent care because I was still having bad aches and pains. They told me I had whiplash, and I was prescribed some muscle relaxers. The next day, I was about to take a shower, when I noticed a lump in my left breast. Immediately, I went to urgent care. The doctor felt the lump, but assumed it was a welt or bruise caused from the car accident. As a precaution, she scheduled an ultrasound and a mammogram for the next week on January 20th.
During the testing on January 20th, the doctors were inconclusive on what the lump was on my breast, so they decided to do a biopsy. During the ultrasound-led biopsy, they inspected my lymph nodes in my left armpit, as they were swollen. The doctor did a biopsy of the mass on my left breast and of my inflamed lymph nodes in my left armpit. The results, I was told, would take a day.
On January 22, 2021 I got a call diagnosing me with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (breast cancer). The next few hours went by as a blur. Floods of texts and calls from family and friends wishing their concerns and condolences. Endless amounts of tears. Eventually, with sarcasm and humor, we all pulled ourselves together.
Humor and sarcasm is exactly how I plan to turn this horrible situation, into a bearable one. I'm doing as good as a 22-year-old gal with boob cancer can get. I appreciate your well wishes and will keep everyone updated as the process continues. DJ and Megan will most likely post my journal updates for me as I apparently have quite the busy schedule.