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BIG year for me!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

In October I was diagnosed with breast cancer! But I praise God for the diagnosis!! You see when I was 67 two yrs ago, I decided I no longer need mammograms! Yea, didn't discuss with my dr or anyone...just made the decision myself...because I"m so smart! hahahahaha

Well I've posted in the past about bring Mez here from Ethiopia. So I've done lots of fundraising to pay expenses.
The last three fundraisers raised $0, that's right nothing! So I see this medical study that takes one week and pays $300. I think why not? I sign up, they say it requires a mammogram. Crap! Oh well, for $300 I"ll to it!

Do the mammo and get a call back the next day, something suspicious, need to do further study...OK. Go back in, theydo another enlarged view. Dr comes in and says we need to do a biopsy. We do the biopsy THAT DAY!! Called back in for an MRI, because it's cancer. MRI shows several the size of a grain of salt...surgery is scheduled.

Wow, if I hadn't done the study who knows when I would have found it? Surgery wasn't bad, not much pain. They did a lumpectomy. But now I have to go back to take a little more. They need clean margins. I"m not worried, my chance of recurrance is just 5%.

Other big things...November I"ll be the big 7-0, and in December we'll be married 50 yrs!
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