I hit my 3 year mark – by Mary

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Wow it has been 3 years since my cancer surgery. Everyday I thank my GP, had she not insisted on me seeing a breast cancer specialist I might not be telling todays story.

On November 9, 2007 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. On December 10, 2007 I had a double mastectomy and started reconstruction. My cancer was so deep that my ‘perfect’ mammograms did not find. I had put off the recommended preventative surgery that my GP wanted me to check out, finally with the urging of my husband I talked to the specialist. She said do 3 things, have genetic testing done, have a MRI done and if I wanted to have reconstruction done, a plastic surgeon.

It took 1 month and 1 day to get me into the operating room. I was 5 hours in surgery, when I came out my husband was there with my oldest daughter and 3 of my grandchildren. I got the news that they got all of the cancer. YEA.

I was told at my 18 month mark that i needed to have treatments done. My cancer was hormone receptive and my hormone levels were too high. I had 3 choices at that time, 1- surgery to remove my ovaries (I had uterine cancer 11 years prior) 2- shots in my arm, or 3 shots in my stomach. 18 months of shots down. Live, Laugh, Love..Lets find a cure.


Cleveland, OH

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