I had the surgery on Monday, January 23rd. I was pregnant so stressed over the baby. They got it all. We waited 49 days until the doctors agreed the baby would be mature enough to be induced. I had Kiera and began Chemo 6 days later, March until June. Yes, I lost all of my hair. I wore ball caps everywhere. Then came the radiation. (Which kicked my butt!) It just so happened to be while the kids were on School Summer Break. Every day going to the Radiologists with a tribe of kids and a newborn. I also had to have surgery again to remove my ovaries since my cancer was Estrogen induced. Now, I am in Menopause .... lovely. Oh well. It would have happened sooner or later anyhow, right?
The 5 year mark is only a year away now. But I'm still young, I have many years ahead of me. Yes, I'll always have the battle scars.
Kiera will be four on March 13th. She was the biggest blessing out of all of this! She is an amazing little girl. We all love her immensely. I am so very grateful to be a part of all of my kids' lives.
Well I guess that about wraps it up. I am so very excited to reach this cancerversary I am almost giddy. I have been counting down the days for about three months. Silly? Not to a survivor.
I am also trying to spread the word that breast cancer CAN and DOES happen to younger women. We're out there - more than you realize. Nothing makes us immune to cancer. Please don't try to find out your risk factor and decide it will not happen to you. Just perform self-exams regularly and get mammograms! Even if you are too young for insurance to cover it. Start early. It just may save your life! It did mine!