Advice to newcomers: Cancer is going to be a chapter in your life and not the full story. I encourage you to hang onto hope and embrace what your body is capable of.
I am trying to get used to the fact that I don’t have any more nipples but I am confident they don’t take my beauty away, because not even barbie has nipples!
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October of 2020 at the age of 36. How fitting since October is breast cancer awareness month.
I self diagnosed when I felt a lump in the shower and did not hesitate to advocate for screenings and biopsies. Early detection saved my life even though my cancer was a stage 3 and I endured 6 months of aggressive treatments which included chemotherapy, radiation and a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction with lymph node dissection.
I am blessed to have been in the hands of a great oncology team and surgeons that made me brand new and back to health.
Healing is ongoing but I’m standing and you will too!
I encourage you to love your body throughout the healing journey, even if you may believe it failed you, cancer is not your fault!
Stay blessed & beautiful pink sisters!!