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Teosha Shinn Harrison
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...