I have been going for yearly screenings for about 7 years now, and always have been told that my breasts were "dense" not uncommon for "younger" women. This year something showed up on my left mammogram, and after further testing they couldn't be sure which (of about 40 cysts) it was and therefore couldn't do a biopsy. The doctor that I work for sent me for an MRI, which showed cancer in the OPPOSITE breast, much to our surprise!
So after a hemi mastectomy (which tissue has filled in, can't even tell that I had 1/2 of my breast removed), lymph node disection (the sentinel node was microscopically positive) and a port infection (used it twice before it had to be removed, was supposed to use it for a full year, oh well), I moved on to chemo (6 cycles) Herceptin infusions (Her2 positive) and radiation. Worked full time during this, also continued training in karate and was able to earn my full black belt during radiation. Too stubborn to give up, I guess.
I work in Radiation and am happy to share my experience with my patients, I gave up wearing my wig a couple of months back, so it's obvious that I'm one of "them" and they feel comfortable talking with me, which I love!
So basically I am praising God for the benign cyst that appeared on the left side so that they could find the cancer on the right side!
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Phil. 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill
"Victory is not found in the ease of our circumstances, nor in the strength of our own resources, but in the presence of the Lord, who is with us" Roy Lessin
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