I wasn't thinking about having breast cancer when I saw the postcard and booked an appointment for a routine (every two years) mammogram.
True, I'd been having a bit of pain in my left chest area, but I attributed it to indigestion. As in, it seemed to come and go.
Even when I got a call telling me I needed to come for an ultrasound and a second mammogram on my left breast, I wasn't worried. I'd had a cyst years before, and just assumed this was another one.
So imagine my surprise when the doctor told me I needed a biopsy.
And that it would be scheduled for the following Wednesday, just four days before my husband and I were booked to fly to Newfoundland for a three-week holiday.
To read more of my story and what I've learned from it, check out the blogs below:
Cancer-related Posts from 2019-2022
This is going to be short, but I wanted to let everyone know that I’m more or less back after an unexpected hiatus due to a routine mammogram that found a small breast tumour that turned out to be cancer.10 months ago, my life went on an unexpected detour…After the phone call indicating a possible
Me in the Maritimes September, 2018.One year ago today, Les and I were driving a sturdy rental car through a barren stretch on the north shore of Newfoundland when my cell phone rang. First, I was surprised that there was any cell coverage—for much of this trip there wasn’t. Second, since I rarely give out my number,
In the fall of 2018, breast cancer took over my life. Since then, I’ve been very quiet, and I thought it was time for an update.
After a year of side effects from cancer, my next three years included changes at home, Covid, Zoledonic acid, a heart problem, and other issues.