In all my wildest thoughts I did not ever dream I would be diagnoised with Breast Cancer even thought my mother passed away a year after fighting Breast Cancer for 10 years. I just thought I was in better health, and it would not happen to me. Well it did!!!
On June 6th of 2008 I was diagnoised with Breast Cancer. On June 30th I had a double mastectomy and 20 lymph nodes removed. August 7th I began chemo treatments for a total of six. I was very blessed from the original diagnois...the cancer was self contained and had not spread to my lymph nodes. My treatment ended on Nov 1st of 2008. I am now recovery from the side effects and trying to get use to the sleepless nights and hot flashes. The fatigue is frustrating, however I am so happy to be alive. I will be turning 50 years young in April and will enjoy every minute of my second life. During this enlightening experience I lost my job as well. Currently I have now found what I should have been doing all along and that is working with children. I needed to do something besides stay at home so I volunteered at my daughters school. Well, this turned out to become a part-time job and a new career interest.