I’ve always been very diligent about getting my annual exam since age 35 because the doctor told me I have very dense breasts. She called it fibrocystic disease. So years went by, doing my thing and always clear. In 2015 I had an MRI on my shoulder because I slipped and fell pretty hard on it, and at the same time I got my annual mammogram done.
I went into my follow up appoint ment with my doctor expecting to hear terrible news about my shoulder because it hurt horribly! He told me there was a small tear on my labrum and they couldn’t do anything about it, but my mammogram came back abnormal and they needed to repeat the test to make sure. Everything else he said I didn’t hear!
I blurted out, “Are you saying what I think you’re saying? I have a lump?” And then I didn’t hear anything else again. I thank God my husband was with me. I was diagnosed with breast cancer June 22, 2015. I’ve had two lumpectomies and only one lymph node removed. I did not have to go through chemotherapy but did have to have a radical stent of radiation therapy. The reason it was radical was that it was twice as much radiation done in half the time. I felt like I was boiling from the inside out.
It’s a year later now and my breast cancer is still gone. Thank you God! If I can leave you all with anything from my story it’s to get your annual mammograms. It will save your life! And give it to God, He is always there for us!