On April 29, 2011, I found a lump in my right breast. Our lives have been changed since that day.
I went that day, Friday, to see my doctor. I was scheduled for a mammogram the following week. We seemed to be on a roller coaster we couldn't get to stop. Less than a week later, the following Thursday, I had my official breast cancer diagnosis.
Today it's been almost six months since my last chemotherapy treatment. I still get Herceptin by IV every three weeks and will through August. I'll be on Tamoxifen for a few years and then they'll switch me over to another drug. I've been thrown into permanent menopause, and I mean thrown. I have rather violent hot flashes! But I'm alive, and we praise God for that.
Girls, don't minimize the importance of breast self-exams. Early detection can make a difference.