Today I’m not sad. Just looking back at the journey I took. Flowers I had been given, my ICU room, my drains (sorry, gross) more pictures and some videos taken … and more. My focus is always moving forward….but also not forgetting my past:) xoxo
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.