Julie Andres My cancer story

First post: Aug 1, 2017 Latest post: Sep 7, 2017
My Cancer Story:

In the first week of May, 2017 I got the phone call no woman wants: "Your radiology report shows questionable tissue in your left breast. We need you to come back in for an ultrasound guided biopsy." It was a follow-up from Virginia Mason Hospital regarding a routine mammogram.

From that moment, my world was forever changed as I began my relationship with breast cancer.

This news brought fear and uncertainty in the midst of an already uncertain time; my husband and I are in separation after 16 years of marriage. 2017 began with our separation on January 1st. Through the early parts of this year, I had already been grappling with the foundation of home and marriage becoming unstable. I chose to leave. I chose to walk away from so many familiar sources of comfort, the soothing routine of my daily life. And now I’m facing cancer- alone. I’ve been forced to befriend solitude in a time when I most need support. I’ve been forced to test my resolve to be on my own during one of the most painful moments of my life. This is where my journey begins.

With love and gratitude, Jules

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