Life Changing Mammogram

Eight years ago today will forever be etched in my memory, December 19, 2008. I went for “That Mammogram”. I talk about it in this link on my Facebook Live video: https://www.facebook.com/laurasjourneyofhope/videos/696612510501697/ Did you watch the video?   A Peak At The Timeline It was a normal morning in November of 2008.  I was in…

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How To Organize Medical Information?

Organize How was I going to organize all of this info? After all, I was about to be overwhelmed with a flurry of doctor appointments and medical jargon.  This was so overwhelming.  I needed to make sense of it all. Chemo Education Before you start chemo, you have to attend Chemo Education.  I had never…

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Life Saving Loofah

On December 31, 2008, I met with the Hematologist-Oncologist. She worked me in as her last appointment on New Years Eve day.  I did my research on her because choosing the right chemo doctor was a life saving decision.  She completed her fellowship at NYU and there were no sanctions or malpractice claims in the last 14…

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The Diagnosis

Day of Diagnosis Monday, December 29, 2008, I was waiting to receive my diagnosis from the Surgical Oncologist.  As I sat in the waiting room, I saw despair on the faces of so many people.  While I was waiting for my name to be called, I prayed for everyone in there.  I prayed silent prayers…

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Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real is a story of HOPE that I continue to live. I can remember the day I was told, “YOU have breast cancer.”  I was paralyzed with fear. I sat in my living room and cried silent tears and started to pray. I am an educator at heart so the only practical next step…

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