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Getting to Know Me Wednesdays

Hey there THS readers,

This week I thought I would get a little more personal than some of my other Wednesday peaks into my life. In lu of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to share my breast cancer journey with you guys.

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I know this post may give off a little melancholy feel, but I promise you guys I am fine.

I first discovered a lump in my left breast at the age of 23, I was not initially alarmed due to family history, and the possibilities of being diagnosed was always a factor. I went to the doctor not long after I found the lump and was informed that in fact, it was cancerous. Before making any decisions about the route I would take, I made sure to get a second opinion at Md Anderson. Living in Houston does have its benefits, so why not take advantage of them right? Anywho, I enjoyed my consultation with my team at Md Anderson, there was a full plan laid out showing me the steps I could take, almost like a road map. Everything was always available to me at any point in time, and anytime I asked questions or wanted to choose a different route the option was available, I  really enjoyed the overall environment of my team and the hospital itself, I felt comfortable with going on a weekly/daily basis and was always greeted with a smile. My cancer walk consisted of chemo, radiation, surgery and the recovery periods, through this process I did not allow for the possibility of negativity to cross my mind, instead, I kept positive thoughts and surrounded myself with my loving family and friends. Although I know everyone has there own journies, and they deal with things differently I can say that my team was supportive in whatever decisions I made, they informed me of every risk, gave me packets and websites to look into for financial aid, as well as groups to talk to when I made decisions to take the steps into my breast cancer journey. I have been in remission for over a year now, and I still speak and see my team all the time. I can easily say that I was blessed with a fantastic group of people to help educate me about the process, and regularly check on me during my procedures, as well as while I’m in remission. Below, I will include some pictures, cancer is never an easy subject to discuss, but for a lot of people, it’s necessary this was just my reflection on a part of my life.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you got a more in-depth look into my life. Until next time readers, be sure to Read THS!

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