January 15, 2013
Out of the blue, smack dab in the middle of a healthy, fun, full life as a wife, mother of 2 young boys and a respected employee in the medical field, came my diagnosis- "Breast Cancer". I was thrown into a whirlwind of unimaginable fear. How could this be happening to me? Perfect blood work on a recent physical exam, I worked out, ate healthy, felt great, perfect mammograms for 10+ years, have no family history and no signs or symptoms whatsoever! There was no lump. I found out the hard way that cancer does not discriminate. I have had 2 surgeries, 11 chemos, to date, and will be undergoing 6 weeks of radiation. An acquaintance from my neighborhood, a Support Connection facilitator, literally took me by the hand and introduced me to "Group". The same morning, she drove me to get my head buzzed. I cannot thank her or Support Connection enough! These women are for real and are a God send! Being survivors themselves, they are compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, friendly, and down to earth. Whether over the phone or at a meeting, I've talked to counselors that are unbelievably accommodating. They have made me realize that I will get through this, just like they did. I have learned so much about the disease and about myself since last August, when I started attending monthly meetings. To be able to talk about anything, without having to worry about upsetting anyone, is so refreshing. To have other women talk about their experience, that are currently undergoing treatment, like myself, is awesome. Hats off to Support Connection!! ( Even if I'm still bald).
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