Q: What's the course of treatment? How long?
In order to remove the tumor in my breast, we must first shrink the mass. I will receive 16 chemotherapy treatments over the course of six months. For the first three months, I will receive chemo once every three weeks. For the second three months, I will receive chemo weekly. My doctors have not decided which type of surgery I will have yet. But, they do know that I will receive radiation after the surgery.
Q: How are you? How are you feeling?
I’m great! As crazy as this sounds, I’ve never been happier. Am I annoyed that this is happening? Yes!! Do I wish that this would all go away? Hell, yes!! But, my perspective on life has truly changed since I received my diagnosis. I hold my babies closer. I love my husband harder. And, I am incredibly aware of how great my life is. Isn’t that funny? Cancer has already made me better. Let me rephrase that... God has made me better because of cancer.
Q: What can we do?
Keep praying. Keep calling. You are NOT bothering me. I truly believe that God hears our prayers. He is so great. And, He has filled my heart with gratitude, love, and perspective. The other thing you can do is check your breasts! Guys and girls! Encourage your moms, wives, sisters, friends to do it. I was lucky. I caught this early. Do me a favor: check yo’self!