Getting breast cancer was the farthest from my mind! It wasn’t in my genes, so I thought. Other types, maybe. So when I learned that my young friend in church had cysts in her breasts, I examined mine thoroughly and found I had them, too. I was in denial. Maybe they are benign, because so many are praying for me that they would be benign. It took 3 more months before I had the mammogram and ultrasound, consulted a surgeon who wrongly diagnosed it as benign, using a needle biopsy. Had a second opinion, and then had a radical mastectomy on Dec 04, 2014.
I didn’t want to write about my illness in my facebook. But then I realized, it would help others – debunking myths and misconceptions, etc. So, for the time being, I’ll be writing about my experience with breast cancer, chemotheraphy and everything connected with it. This is going to be a long long journey.