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Dec 4, 2018
On Wednesday, August 29th I was getting ready for bed as I would any other night. Now I don't normally do my monthly self exams, but while changing I had an itch and boom- I felt it. I felt a lump. It was in my left breast, but I brushed it off as hormones and went to bed. After some convincing by 2 friends on Thursday, I called my doc and went in that Friday. One week and a few appointments later, I got the news. Breast cancer.
On Wednesday, September 5th I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I have invasive ductal carcinoma- slightly estrogen positive, progesterone and Her2 negative. I am clinically a stage 3a or 3b. (Update: after meeting my oncologist I was bumped back to stage 2b!) Being estrogen positive is actually a “good” thing as there are several, very effective treatments. Due to my age and the fact that it is also in the lymph node they tested- I will be doing surgery, chemo, radiation, and eventually hormone blockers. All of these treatments will kill the current cancer, kill stray cells, and prevent recurrence.
I have received so much support- prayers, good vibes, fundraising efforts, care packages, etc. I am so blessed to have such amazing family and friends.
I am going to leave everyone with 3 things...
1. Love your life- everyday. The good and the bad. It can all change in an instant.
2. DO YOUR MONTHLY SELF EXAMS
3. Don’t worry about me- I’m gonna fight like hell and WIN! This is “just a lump in the road”