My Breast Cancer Journey
On December 26, 2019, at the age of 42, I had my first mammogram.
A little over a week later I found myself getting the phone call that no one wants –“You have cancer.”
In 2020, I had 3 surgeries, which included a double mastectomy, reconstruction, and a full hysterectomy with ovaries and tubes. In addition, I started preventative measures through 4 months of Lupron shots (prior to my hysterectomy), and started Anastrazole, a hormone blocking medication (because my cancer was using hormones to grow). Anastrazole causes terrible joint pain and the need for bone density testing every couple of years. I am grateful to be alive and doing so much better than I could have ever expected.
3rd Annual "Support the Girls" Donation Drive
From October through December, I will be hosting the 3rd Annual “Support the Girls” Donation Drive.
For this year’s drive, we will be collecting
- gently used sports bras,
- gently used bras,
- new packs of underwear,
- boxes of tampons (must be individually wrapped), and
- boxes/packages of menstrual pads (must be individually wrapped).