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The unexpected journey
7/5/2016 Latest post:
Thanks for stopping by! I am 35 mother of two babies. My sweet baby girl is nearly 11and my monster boy is almost 8. My husband and I have been happily married for 16 years!
About 15 years ago a dear friend of mine had a daughter-in-law who was diagnosed with breast cancer at an early age. I remember his email often..."for goodness sake Amy, don't forget to do your self exam." I did pretty good keeping up with it every few months for many years. Then I got lazy. On the last Sunday in April, I saw a ridiculous video on Facebook "manboobs4boobs" where a team videoed a man with manboobs doing a self exam. It got my attention and saved my life. That Monday I did a self exam before work...and found a lump...
My nurse at work was able to get me an appointment at an imaging clinic. They did an ultrasound and noticed it wasn't a nice smooth shape, but rather a lobe. So, immediate mammogram followed by orders for a biopsy the next Friday.
Three days later...the dreaded words from a GYN visit with a Dr that won't be mentioned or be visited again..."well it's cancer."
So started my unexpected journey.
I have triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma. There is no genetic mutation. Surgery was 6/29. No lymph node infection. Chemo on the horizon.