As they say, your life can change in a moment’s notice. Mine did. And now a new journey begins for me. A long road ahead.Rewind to almost two weeks ago, I came home from my annual Haven Conference. A time for fun, food, and learning about blogging and DIY. Came home with new power tools, lots of contacts, and a renewed spirit for my blog. And it’s also a time I get to hang out with my cousin from Pennsylvania, and this year was extra fun with her 16 year old budding DIYer.
A long list of to do, new ideas, and projects to work on.
Then two days later my routine mammogram. Well, nothing routine this time.
After more testing, the “C” word was used. More than likely I had breast cancer.
So the endless waiting and doctor appointments begin.
Almost a week until I could get a biopsy, then a couple more days until it was confirmed. Yes – I have breast cancer. Words I was hoping I would never hear.
Then a couple more days to get back to talk to the surgeon about my options.
Now onto genetic testing and a plastic surgeon next week.
A mastectomy will be done whether on just the left or a double. Then, will there be reconstruction? I’ve always teased I wanted big boobs but not really either.
Although I’ve been told it’s non-invasive and not in my lymph nodes, I still worry. I’m sure the sleepless nights will eventually get easier.
I do have to be thankful in ways though. The day I was told I had cancer I read about a mother discovering her 2 year old had cancer. I have to be happy it’s me and not my child.
Telling my son wasn’t easy. He’s an adult so he can understand what’s going on but I still hate he has to go through this also.
So a new journey begins.