Breast Cancer Awareness, Stories, Support

This blog is dedicated to everyone who has been touched by Breast Cancer. It is a means of sharing my story (the good the bad the ugly) and to spread awareness. My first post: October 1st 2010. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please follow as I share my story. Leave a comment or share an experience. You can contact me by e-mail at



Friday, October 1, 2010

I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and this is my journey.

On August 23rd, one day before my sons 20th birthday, two days before my wedding anniversary I got the news that I had breast cancer. I don’t really remember much about the call. She did a lot of talking and I did very little talking. I wrote down what I thought was important. I was strangely calm…and then I hung up the phone. I hung up the phone and burst into tears. I wasn’t really surprised. Because of my strong family history and a cyst that kept filling up I’ve hand many many mammograms and ultrasounds. This time it was different. The cyst had filled back up but there was something else, another area that needed a closer look. There were no smiles from the technician. There were no comments. There was very little eye contact. From the moment just after the first mammogram when they started doing more views I knew. Then when they did the ultrasound I knew. When they scheduled the biopsy for the next day I knew. When I saw the films right before the biopsy I knew. When they scanned my armpit just before they did the biopsy I knew. After the biopsy I laid on the table and the tears rolled down my face, no sobs just tears. The technician was so kind, I knew. I was almost out of the waiting room with my husband when I burst into tears. I told him “It’s bad, it’s bad, I know it’s bad. He said “Don’t say that we won’t know until we get the results”. I knew!
To be continued...


  1. I am so happy you made this blog and I am SOO proud of you for being so strong and so lovely even through all the bad news. You make life worth living and I am SOOO honored to know you and be loved by you. I'll be dancing by your side the whole time.

  2. Did you really have to make me cry all over again?!!
    Love the greeting cards!!!
    I love you and will be with you every step of the way!!

  3. Thank you Meg...I love you and we will dance together forever.
    Sorry Carol, I cried when I wrote it too. Thank you for crying with me, laughing with me, and loving me always. I love you so much!

  4. Those days must have been the worst for you, I am so sorry you had to feel that fear.