Who am I? Funny, smart, passionate,  dedicated, stubborn, resilient.

Teosha Shinn Harrison

First post: Oct 12, 2018 Latest post: Sep 19, 2019
Hi Family and Friends.  This is where I will chronicle my journey.  Thank you all for your continued prayers, love, and support.  I know I wouldn't be able to do this alone.

I was diagnosed with Stage 1B Breast Cancer on September 19, 2018.  I found a lump on my right breast that I thought was scar tissue from my breast reduction in 2016.  I didn't think much of it until it began to hurt.  I went in to the doctor because I had swimmer's ear and asked her to check out my lump and tell me what she thought.  Her response? That's not scar tissue.  

So a mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy later confirmed her fears.  I was still thinking, "well maybe it's a cyst. And they will pop it like on Dr. Pimple Popper!" My next thought was that if this was breast cancer, I wanted them to cut these off and reconstruct new ones from my fat tummy!  

I lost one of my closest friends to breast cancer in 2013.  So I talk about Lola Brown a lot-and there is a foundation dedicated to educating young women about Breast Self Checks.  Because I speak so much of Lola, I didn't want to share anything about myself.  But, I quickly realized that I am NOT Lola, and I too, have a story to tell...