Tammy Mason Breast Cancer?!?! What?

First post: Jan 29, 2018 Latest post: Feb 19, 2018
This is me.  I am a 39 year old mom of 3 beautiful boys.  Isaiah will be 11 soon, Elijah just turned 9 and Emmett is 4.  I am engaged to a wonderful man, Dave.  I work full time as a Retail/Optical Manager at Pearle Vision.... shout out to my Pearle Vision peeps!!  :)    I would say my life was pretty normal, with everyday stresses of money, kids and just life.  I never thought in a million years I would be on this journey!  Back in October, I decided I need to get checked out.. you know just a physical.. I mean, I'm almost 40!  My last check up of any kind was back when I had Emmett four years ago!   It was at that appointment when my doctor found the lump in my left breast.  I really wasn't that concerned.  She didn't seem too concerned either.  I mean.. no history in my family.. AT ALL.  I had 3 kids and breast fed them all!  There was no way.!  Obviously I was pretty uneducated.  We waited to see if the lump changed with my monthly cycle... it didn't.  But, I didn't rush in to talk to her about it.  I think it was early December when I finally made the follow up appt.  It was still there.. but it hadn't really changed size.  Which was good.. and bad.   She recommended going in for a mammogram.  I even asked if I could wait until I turn 40 so insurance would cover it... what an idiot!!  I am so glad she advised that I not wait.  My mammogram was scheduled for 12/11... I found out on 1/9 that I have Breast Cancer.    

**I am not a professional writer and please don't feel obligated to read everything as this is as much for me as it is for all of you!**

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