Nia Hammell

First post: Apr 3, 2016

I have created this this site as a way for all my friends, family, and coworkers to stay up to date on how my new life is going. Man what a roller coaster ride I am on right now! I guess I should start by telling you if have not already known, my mother was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at the at of 50 an opt to have a double mastectomy. That was suck a smack in the face. I felt scared and sad for her. All my fears of my mothering dieing were flashing right before my eyes. She is such a strong women and battled it out through the physical and emotional pain and didn't complain. Now, I have been diagnosed at the age of 35 with invasive ducal carsinoma stage 2 breast cancer. Oh and I had to be special by adding it to my lymph nodes plus some extra goodies.

Here is is my story:

A few months ago I felt a lump in my breast and thought nothing of it. I had minor lumps during my menstral cycle and they went away. It wasn't until I notice an indent in my breast that made my question what was going on. I made an annual check up with my Gyn on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. I expressed me concern about my lump, she sent me for a mamagram and ultrasound on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. I was told to wait a few minutes and I would have my results. As I waiting patiently, my thoughts were running wild with anticipation. The radiologist came out and said it looks like cancer like cells. We are going to set you up with our breast health program. I was in shock. Did she say Cancer. I went home worried but went about my day. The next dat I went to see the doctor and he informed me I would have to get a biopsy to see what we were dealing with. Meanwhile I have had a genetic testing done to see if I carried the gene. I'm sure your are reading this thinking OMG. I had schedule my biopsy for the first available Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (my sons birthday, luck day maybe). I was so nervous. I cried and had so much anxiety. I completed the biopsy and was told it would take about 3-5 day.

Now, I have wait and try n be normal Nia with friends and family during a holiday, Easter. I am a strong women I told myself I can do this. I'm a health young women who won't have cancer. WELL, the result were in and I had it and I had it in my genes, like come one.! So, I'm sure you are all wondering what now.

I wish I had the answer. I was told that I had to do 8 treatment of chemo first and then we would discuss more of my cancer. I have opt to get a second option but I think it's safe to say that there is no way around chemo. I Am hormon receptive positive, HERS2 negative and have BARC2. So its a lot to process and research. My second opinion is on April 7th but I am schedule to put in and IR PORT on April 11th and soon after start chemo. I was instructed not to wait.

Use this site to help me research, learn, laugh, and most of all stay informed. I am not going to die but I am going to go on an emotional, financial and physical roller coaster but I will survive. God willing I will stay positive and be a strong women that my boys can look up to me as a survival of anything.

Love you all,


(cupcake) xoxo

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