Life Lately…

standard December 8, 2020 4 responses

life lately

Life lately

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. ♥️ 

October 30, 2020: after draining the 6cm (benign) cyst and getting a biopsy

November 10, 2020: got an MRI and they didn’t find it anywhere else. I also got genetic testing done and there was nothing found there either.

November 28, 2020: Covid testing and isolation before the procedure.

December 1, 2020: Lumpectomy.

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4 responses

  • You’re the bravest person I know Peggy!

  • Mariana

    I came across your website this week from a facebook link, and started reading through everything you have been posting. It’s been so long, I felt like it was a small way to get to know you again. Beautiful photographs, a great sense of style. But then I saw this page, and I was shocked. It saddens me to see you have to go through this, but I remember how very strong you have always been, and I know you will continue to be in good health. The open letter your wrote about your father…so honest and touching. So much to deal with in so close amount of time. Your family is your rock and together you all lean on eachother and continue to find your footing on this path of mourning and healing. Thank you for posting, I know it can only help others. God bless you, miss you all, and may 2021 bring only good things.

    • Peggy

      Thank you Mariana for your kind message. It made me smile. We’ve been through some unimaginable challenges, but my family and I are getting through it all. I hope you and your family are well and may 2021 be better for everybody! ♥️

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