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My journey has been long and I am not done. It start off as a small lump in my breast in October 2018. I went to my doctor the same month and she thuaght it was an abscess so she cut my left breast open to get it out but that didn't work and put me on antibiotics to help it clear up abd sent me for a mammogram the same month. The other doctors did notice a mass and wanted to do a biopsy.
I went for my follow up with my doctor and told i have a appointment for the biopsy with the other doctor. Well, got to my appointment and they told me my insurance was no good. Now I had to work on getting some more insurance so I could get the biopsy. Finally got my insurance after going in and out of the hospital three times and got referred to a surgeon to see what is really going on. The surgeon did my biopsy and said i have cancer. He referred my to an oncologist, and got there and was told that I have stage 3 breast cancer which is called a triple threat and very aggressive. The oncologist told me i have start treatment right away mind you I've had this mass longer than 6 months.
I was going through a lot because they were trying to get me better insurance then what i had so I can start my treatments. It took about two weeks but finally got the right insurance and my treatments started in May 2019 right after my birthday. My first set of chemotherapy was hard on my body but I managed to get through it and I just my second half of chemotherapy I'm 4 weeks in on my second half of my treatment. I have been stressing out due to hair loss what i look like and what I have to go through with chemotherapy such as, loss of appetite, can't taste my food, having a hard time walking after the third day of chemotherapy, and not being able to socialize for a while.
I still have a long way to go for remission because I have to go through surgery twice and radiation. Looks like I be finished around May or July of 2020. I do have support from my family. They are a really good support team. The hardest part for me was giving up my job and losing what i have worked hard for because, I'm used to helping out and being independent. My man is having to take on all the bills now and a extra job, that makes me feel so bad. He also has to drop me off at my moms house every Thursdays so she can take me to my appointment every Friday. My daughter was taking me to my appointments but she just had her baby August 9, 2019 my pride and joy. She is trying to come back to help after the baby gets a little older. The struggle is real but I will get through it with my friends and family support. Thank you all for visiting. My GoFundMe is linked to this page go to ways to help and it should tell you the rest.