October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I found a lump in my breast while in the shower. It was in October ’07 that I went to get tested. It was positive.
I had my breasts removed. Survived the (9) surgeries, the chemo, blood transfusion, and radiation. Lost my hair and lost some friends. Yes, friends. I guess they couldn’t handle the situation and abandoned our friendship.
Some friends stepped up. Some friends sat with my dad and chatted with him during surgeries to keep him calm. We lost my mom to cancer. He didn’t want to lose a daughter to it too.
To this day, I still suffer from some of the residual effects but I fought hard and won!! I’m a Clark. We DON’T give up!!