Can you support CaringBridge during our March campaign? Generous donors like you ensure that CaringBridge remains ad-free, private and protected.
Breast Cancer?!?! What?
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!**