Get through it – three words I had to constantly tell myself during my battle with breast cancer. I can remember being diagnosed and just not wanting to believe it. I had found a lump in one of my breasts and went in for a mammogram, that’s when the doctor told me I had cancer. I really had to pause, come to terms with it as best I could and tell myself, “get through it!”
As I started to consider treatments, I didn’t know what to expect and I would often wonder if it was going to work for me. I decided to undergo a lumpectomy, along with several rounds of radiation and chemotherapy. The side effects of the treatments were hard, but again, I told myself, “get through it!”
The care I received from the doctors and nurses at Woman’s Hospital was second to none. To have that concern and kindness, especially during such a hard time, is really something special. I was grateful to have the team I had and to know that my care was so close to home. To be in remission is bittersweet, I am thankful to be healthy but worry if the cancer will be back. But I know that with my faith and the Woman’s staff that if it does come back, I can get through it!
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