Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month is bittersweet for me.  I am a proud 2 1/2 years survivor.  I am doing well in all aspects of my health. For some reason this month leaves me with mix feelings. I'm happy that I am healthy and doing well.  I feel so bless that God has taken care for me and kept me.  I don't like my scars.  I don't like the changes in my body. I feel bad that others breast cancer journey has been tougher than mine.  I feel bad because some have even lost their battle. I guess it is what called survivor's guilt.  I am so thankful that I am doing well but my heart breaks for those who are not.  Seeing all the pink makes me happy and sad that there is so much pink around.  This disease is affecting young women at an alarming rate.  Plus they are getting the aggressive breast cancer.  I was blessed that my cancer was 1A.  Still treated with surgery but no chemo, no radiation. It is so important to get your mammograms on time.  I found 1 lump on my own but the mammogram for a 2nd. My cancer was found early.  These days it doesn't matter how old you are if you feel something different with your breast, Please, Please get checked out.  This disease is no joke and the earlier it is found the better.

The Breast Cancer Club is one I didn't want to join but proud I am a survivor, so I can help others.  So I am here for anybody who needs to talk and just want an ear to listen and someone who understands all the crazy feelings you are having. Or if you just need some info.  Did you know 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer?  Crazy isn't it!  I didn't have breast cancer in my family.  I am the first.  So don't think it won't happen to you.

Bittersweet it is.

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