As most of you know, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2016. It’s been a long journey. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought I would post a few pictures from the last year.
Please, don’t skip your annual mammograms. My cancer was too small to be detected in the monthly exams I gave myself. Even my doctor was unable to feel the lump. If it wasn’t for my mammogram, I wouldn’t have known I had cancer. In 2015, my mammogram was normal. In 2016, I had Stage 2 breast cancer. I don’t want to think about what it could have happened if I decided to skip the 2016 exam.
Mammograms are not fun. They’re not just uncomfortable, they hurt. Cancer kills. The choice is easy.
I’d like to thank my family (especially my husband and children) for taking care of me. I’m sorry you had to go through all of this. I’d also like to thank my friends for their support. For those of you – my family and friends – who have walked for me, thank you.