This was me a week ago post procedure (on who knows what I was on), but still smiling under my mask. I posted what I’ve been going through over the last three months on Instagram stories (saved in my Highlights). I got such an outpouring of love and the kindest messages. Maybe blogging about what I went through will help somebody else or at least remind you to make an appointment.
Weeks before my 37th birthday, (in early October) I initially went in to see about a huge bump I felt (which was a benign cyst), but in another area they found DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ). I got a huge handbook on breast cancer. I’m not going to lie, it was scary and still is. I still hadn’t grasped and grieved the loss of my dad from lung cancer when I was there hearing the word cancer about me.
Yesterday, my doctor told me my lumpectomy was successful and that it was a small spot and everywhere else was negative. I couldn’t stop crying. I was so relieved and happy. The hardest part is over, but I still need to take preventative care with hormone therapy and radiation.
I can’t thank my medical team enough and I am so grateful that we caught this early. 2020 has really tested me and broken me many times. I have probably created a whole new ocean with all of my tears. I’m still scared, but I still feel very blessed. ♥️