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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Life After Treatment

Life after treatment is all about being a survivor.  Just recently I was able to embrace being a survivor.  I guess it was easier to pretend things didn’t happen but I’m reminded every day when I look in the mirror.  I have 11 physical scars that I have learned to embrace.  My scars do not…

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July 2009…A Wonderful Time

Surgical Drains Removed The surgical drains were finally removed on July 1, 2009.  To put it in perspective, my first surgery was June 3, 2009 and my second surgery, margin revision, was June 16, 2009. So for almost a full month, I had surgical drains.  I was so glad to be done with the drains! Goodbye…

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Just One More Surgery

About the time I hoped to return to work part time, I was scheduled for a surgery known as a margin revision. In my post-op visit, the breast surgeon explained that there was one cancerous spot on the border of the clean tissue.  The goal of the surgery is to leave a margin of at least…

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My Miracle Report

My first week of recovery went well.  Victory church, my home church, provided meals the week after surgery and that was a great blessing.  Doug, my girls and my mom took turns checking on me. Post-Op Visit My post-op visit was scheduled approximately one week after my surgery.  During that visit, I saw the plastic…

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