I wanted to start this blog so other women, family and friends could see a real perspective into the life of cancer. Not just what I am experiencing, but what others may experience or see loved ones experience themselves. I am a mom of two girls (Kaylee 10, and Sophie 4) We live in Rolla, MO and all of my treatments will be here at Phelps County Regional Medical Center.
I was diagnosed on January 16, 2013, at 5:15 p.m. A moment in time I believe the Earth stopped turning, and my heart stopped beating. Even if it was for a split second. This blog was started January 21, 2013 at 6:22 p.m. when I was ready to speak. (and when my S.I.L. Claire was ready to help with the tech stuff:) I hope you enjoy taking this journey with me. I WILL beat Breast Cancer!
I did not want to turn to Google for my answers, I wanted to find my own. These are them.
So, here is some info on self checking your breasts, websites, info etc:
HOW TO EXAM:
Helen Litz, RN, in the Breast Center. She is more than happy to help. PCRMC has several funds that can be used for people without insurance/need payment plans that need mammograms or other care. 573-458-3100
http://www.pcrmc.com/Medical-Services/Cancer-Care/Default.aspx (PCRMC Cancer Services)
Phelps County Health Department also has mammograms and PAPs available for people without insurance or the funds.
Yay! It was SO great chit chatting with you yesterday! 🙂