It has been a long time since I visited these pages. (Attached is a link to where it all started-About this page) Hard to believe that is has been 8 years since my preventative mastectomy. Sitting here I think back and just can not believe how much things have changed. When you look at the big picture, 8 years is a lifetime. At the time it was all consuming. Now my youngest is in middle school and vaguely has memory of it. Things were very tough for her during the process.The Journey
I can not even think about what all has happened in the 8 years since the surgery. My job at an elementary school which I left a year ago, a move to Florida and of course a Pandemic. Thankfully what I have not had to think about is “what if”.
- “What if” I had not had regular mammograms and reacted to the findings?
- “What if” I had decided to wait on the Mastectomy Meeting with The Cancer Specialists
- “What if” I had listened to those who said I was being “extreme” in my decision.
I have never looked back, never regretted my decision. I thank God everyday that I had the strength to make the decisions I did, decisions that were best for my family. I reach back now and share this to remind anyone who has taken a minute to read, to take care of yourself. If you can’t even remember when you had you last mammogram make a call tomorrow and schedule! Demand the ultrasound if it is needed. Do your self exams and talk to the women in your lives to do the same.
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