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Cancerbro - My journey of surviving breast cancer
Savethetatas Breast Cancer
Posted on Sept. 24, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
My journey of surviving breast cancer
Hello! I am a military wife, mother, and breast cancer survivor. My journey started after I had my second daughter. I breast fed both of my kids and after the second one I was doing a self check and found a lump;this was October 2015. My youngest was just 9 months old. I was concerned and tried getting in to my OB and they told me they couldn’t get me in until December! So I went to another OB near where I work and they told me I was too young to do a mammogram so, they did am ultrasound. I was 27 at the time. The u/s came back “normal” and was told “there wasn’t anything to worry about”. Well it still concerned me, so in March 2016 I had to go in for my annual pap and told my dr what had been going on. They ordered an u/s too, and then was told that the radiologist wanted a mammogram as well. So now I thought they for sure found something. But nope. Was told again that everything “looked normal” August comes a long because I was having some issues with my birth control and went to my OB again. This time seeing my dr who delivered my daughter. She felt the lump and gave me 2 options. 1- I could listen to the other two drs and accept their test results or 2- see a specialist who is all about the boobs! I opted for the latter. However I wasnt able to get in until November. So now at this point it’s been a year and a month since I found the lump. Once i meet with the specialist she thinks it may just be a fibroid but gave me 2 options. 1-keep am eye on it and do u/s every 6 months for the next 2 years or 2- do a biopsy that day and get it tested. I was tired of not knowing what it was and being told it was “normal” when I knew that it wasn’t. So I did the biopsy and the day after Thanksgiving I got the call that changed my life. I HAD breast cancer. Make a long story short. I did a double mastectomy and the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes so I had those removed as well. Went through 6 rounds of chemo. 28 treatments of radiation. And here I am! If you want to learn more check out my blog at karakickscancer.wordpress.com