Hearing the words, “You have breast cancer” changes your whole world. Many women feel alone as the shock of the diagnosis hits them, then the reality of all the decisions they have to... More > make to fight it. Every woman has to make the decision that is right for her. Even her doctors should not have the last word in her treatment.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December, 2006, many options were placed before me. After much prayer, research, and talking with other women who also had gone through it, I decided on bilateral mastectomy. It was not an easy decision to make but the right one for me.
This is my story of my experience with breast cancer. I kept a journal as I was diagnosed and walked through the process of the decisions, the treatments, the surgeries, the uncertainties, the fears, and the victories. Hopefully it will give you a little more insight as to what a woman might endure after being diagnosed with breast cancer and offer some encouragement and hope as well.< Less