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Friday, October 24, 2014

Thank the Lord - No Cancer

After weeks of crying, worrying, planning - yes, I was figuring out who I wanted to have what and writing letters to my children and grandchildren all the things one does when your expecting to die. Listen to me, all the things one does, like it happens frequently - Wow!

Some of you know my mammogram and initial study came back positive for IBC, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, a very aggressive form of cancer. It shows up as very swollen, thick skin, dimpled, red and warm. I had every symptom, therefor, I assumed the worst. I didn't hear anything that was said about think positive. IBC has 3 stages: 3A, 3B and 4. I was ready to fight but eventually die and I "knew" it.

A test was performed by the surgeon and I did not have IBC, I had no cancer at all! I put myself through living hell for something I didn't even have! There were lessons to be learned and to pass on. I need to be vigilant about my body and health, also I need to live life to the fullest right now!

Woman read this part carefully, men read this for your women - mothers, daughters, significant others:

Breast self exams need to be performed often. Any, even the slightest, change in your breast needs to be seen by a physician! This form of breast cancer is found often by changes on the outside. Check for lumps, bumps and changes. Make sure you get your mammograms as needed - usually every year. This cancer disease has taken enough of our precious women, men and children already

11 comments:

  1. This is so true! We sometimes borrow worries when we need to have a positive attitude. Self exam is very important and I do it every time I shower!

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  2. So happy you are cancer free. I used to forget to schedule my mammograms. Thankfully the office I go to now sends me reminders every year.

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  3. glad you did not have it.Stared have mammograms every year because my Grandma had Brest Cancer hope I never get it.

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  4. Wonderful news! All the worry reminds me of something I read once : I am a very old man. I have had many problems. Most of which never happened.

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  5. I am so happy that you are cancer free. I'm sad that you had to go through the scare though. But you are making a difference and writing about it. Thank you.

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  6. I am so glad you do not have cancer, but I sure can understand the worry and fear. I lost my spleen in a university football game, and many years later while having a test for pnuemonia, a doctor told me I had leukemia and saik she would make an appointment with a specialist. This was Friday A.. That same afternoon her office called with a date on Monday. It always takes so long to see a specialist, that it left me a wreck for the entire weekend. As it turned out, because I had no spleen my white blood cells were higher than normal..thus the false diagnosis. I now get regular checkups and am ever vigilant.

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  7. Thank goodness! I am so happy for you!

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  8. What a HUGE relief, praise God, no cancer. You are so right, regular breast exams are so important.

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  9. Wonderful news. Am so greatful that u are cancer free..

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  10. Praise Jesus............. in good or bad I praise him in all, I am so happy for you and will still keep you in my prayers...... I had gone through similiar situation with my breast and a few other places.. but Thanks the Lord all is well... God Bless

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