(16-11-17) Looking Back

Exactly one year ago today, I was lying in a hospital bed, my breasts freshly hacked off and my pain medication wearing off to reveal a level of physical and emotional pain I wasn’t prepared for. Not a single friend knew which hospital I was at, and I hadn’t even told my parents yet. I had already made up my mind to refuse chemotherapy and radiation, and I was trying to figure out how to give my pets away to dependable people, without raising suspicion.

As I sit here in one of seven Lazy Boy recliners at my oncologist’s office, Herceptin flowing through my veins for the second to last time, I swallow the lump forming in my throat, blink back the tears, and silently congratulate myself on making it through this last year.

Author: breastcancerat35

I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Invasive Breast Cancer in October/November, 2015. This blog is my way to process my experience and allow my loved ones to have ongoing updates about my journey.

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