Sep 07, 2013 - 10:33 pm
I am coming up on my one year anniversary. I was diagnosed on 9/26/12 with dcis. I then had a lumpectomy followed by radiation. I am now taking Tamoxifen.
I am active with my local Relay for Life event. I have been on the committee and a team captain for about 8 years and am now co-chairing the event. I am also very involved with the Susan G Komen 3-Day walk. I have done the 3-Day for 5 years - this past one marked my first time as a survivor. I also ran the Race for the Cure on Mother's Day because I thought the idea of running a 5K with my family was a good idea after I was diagnnosed. I was going to show cancer that it couldn't beat me. I am NOT a runner and it was MUCH harder than I thought, but I did it! I crossed that finish line!
I am also a volunteer with ACS Reach to Recovery program and will be participating in my first Making Strides for Breast Cancer later this year.
With all that I have done and learned in the process, I found myself with no idea who to turn to to ask advice when I was feeling some pain on my side yesterday. So, I turned to these discussion boards and I am so thankful I did. I got a few replies and they helped ease my mind tremendously!
I just wanted to say THANK YOU! I am so happy I found you all. I hope I could help someone else along their journey, too