Hello my name is Kathleen and I have had cancer twice before, I now have breast cancer,
so that is three times. Why? I don't know, it seems to come back every seven years.
The first time Ihad cancer, it was a carcinoma on my appendix in the 1990's, very rare,
then again in 2003, I had small bowel cancer, also very rare, for two years,I was told
it was a hernia, which was BS, kept getting sicker and I knew something was wrong. I had no insurance at the time, so no one would touch me, I finally found a dr. at robert wood
hospital her in new jersey and te cancer center was right across the street. Well this
Dr. was a miracle to me,he did not care whether I had insurance or not, all he cared about
was geting me better. Well he did the whipple procedure on me, which is very difficult,
I wastold I was going to die, but i had faith I would not, well of course I am here,
and that doctor saved my life, but he says, just gave you more time. regardless he was
a god send. Now I find out i have breast cancer, which I found out last week, I also
knew something was wrong, I found this big lump in my breast, but it is near my sterum
and I went for my mammagram last week and as and biopsy an of course its cancer. I was
calm, believe it not. I guess because I have been there before. Now today I am going to
see the surgeon, to find out what is going to happpen and when. The dr. that did the
bioposy told me that th lump had to be there since my last mammo last year. I am not
going to say I am not scared, because I am. I have always had a good attitude about things
I alwas think positive. I am a very outgoing person. I guess I hate to go through chemo
and radition again and I am also afraid that tey will hae to take my brest off. that
scares me. What I don't understand is why three times, if god is trying me to see how strong I am, I alredy passed the test. On top of all of this, I also have Lupus and RA.
That I have been handling very well. i know I will get through this too. I know I hould
not ask why, but if anyone has any reason why,please write back.