by Michele Simmons
(Jeweler, North Carolina)
My story with Premier starts as I was transitioning from triple negative breast cancer survivor to pharmacy school student. After being diagnosed at the age of 33 with breast cancer and scheduled for a lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy, I found out I was pregnant one week prior to the lumpectomy. My sentinel node biopsy was changed to maximum axillary node dissection, and results from pathology revealed an aggressive triple negative breast cancer that required six rounds of chemotherapy while pregnant. Normally, it would have been four rounds, but one of the standard agents could not be used due to my pregnancy.Read More »
by Marci Johnson
If you had told me that after my breast cancer journey I would be blessed by that journey, I would have looked at you like you had lost your mind. Which is exactly what I wanted to do when my OB/GYN suggested I keep an open mind, and that some of his patients had actually said their journey was a blessing.
Don’t get me wrong — it was tough on all of my family. Read More »
by Sandy Kent
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!Read More »
by Martha Trice
I remember a year ago at Rally, sitting listening to Melody Box’s story about her cancer and seeing her brave courageous spirit as she shared her story. My thoughts were, “Would I be like that?”
I am Martha Trice – I have been in Premier for 15 years and love the company and all it stands for. My husband and I are overseers over a small network of House Churches. We had just had a delightful Christmas dinner in our home. It was two weeks before Christmas and I felt a large lump in my breast. It was shocking, but I knew it was something that had to be addressed. In January after multiple biopsies and mammograms, I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma that had spread to my lymph nodes.
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