Never thought I’d find myself here. However, I feel like subconsciously… I knew. I was headed to Seattle, Washington to visit some family when we flew past Mount Rainier, when I lost it… I cried and thought, how amazing is this? I am just one tiny piece of the puzzle. How lucky am I to view something so majestic? I am not in control… I need to let go and let God.
I found a lump October 2nd, 2019.
November 4th I pointed it out to my doctor.
November 6th I had a diagnostic mammogram. (Thank you, Megan, for doing that for me.)
November 11th I had an ultrasound guided breast biopsy.
Here I am today (November 15th) one day after hearing the news, you have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.
It’s been a whirlwind of emotions. But honestly, I’ve cried only once… right after Dr.Jordan so eloquently told Tyler and I of my diagnosis…. she mentioned things like Nottingham score, triggers, mastectomy, etc…. but it’s all a blur.
I now have a cancer coordinator, an oncologist, a plastic surgeon, a genetic counselor and so much more.
I have educated myself on what a Nottingham Score and Grade is as well as what my future may entail…. one thing I do know is this: those giggles we hear or those hugs we get at night mean so much more than you will ever know.
The saying you only live once is a lie… we live everyday. We die once.
Don’t take one thing for granted. Live life to the fullest, embrace the chaos and beauty around you, celebrate the little things and above all, LOVE and SUPPORT each other.
I am so blessed to have such a great family and support group… thank you ♥️
I am sure dark days lie ahead, but for now you will see me smiling and embracing this chaos we call life!