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 another mammogram on my left breast and an ultrasound, 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.
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