Since it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to mention the brave, strong, women in my life that have recently battled this unfair disease.
My Aunt Sharon first battled cancer 3 years ago. She had to have a mastectomy and reconstruction surgery, and has been in remission ever since. My Mom just recently found out that she needed to have a lumpectomy because a small section of cancerous cells were detected during her annual mammogram. She had her surgery a couple of months ago, followed by 10 localized radiation treatments over a 5 day period. She was very lucky to have the type of cancer that can be treated by the localized radiation treatment versus regular radiation or chemo.
To celebrate the completion of her radiation treatment, my sister and I got her a bunch of flowers and I delivered them to her. Flowers are her favorite!
My Sister-in-law, Traci, also recently discovered she had a suspicious lump in her breast. The biopsy showed that it was LCIS (a pre-cancerous tumor), so she is scheduled to have a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction in two weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with her while she is enduring this unfair reality.
I'm so thankful that my Mom, Aunt, and Traci didn't have experience chemo therapy, and all caught it in the very early stages. Breast Cancer is such a scary thing, and it seems that it is becoming so common these days. I hope that one day (SOON) we have a cure for this terrible disease.
Love you Mom, Sharon, and Traci!