As another October comes to an end, I invite you to read a repost of “Hope and Action.” Originally published on October 22, 2012, it was my very first blog post and details my first experience with breast cancer. At that time, I was a ten-year survivor. Since then, I’ve have written nine more posts (listed below) describing my two recurrences and what life is like as a breast cancer fighter/survivor.
Even during the pink-ribbon-festooned month of October, the fear of breast cancer is so great most women cannot bring themselves to conduct self-examinations or schedule mammograms. My mission, in sharing my personal experiences, is to enlighten readers as to all I’ve learned so far, inspire those women whose fear has kept them from scheduling screenings to be brave and do so (Mammograms have saved my life three times in the past seventeen years.), and empower those walking a journey similar to mine to take my hand and keep going…we can walk together.
Most everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. I hope my stories can help you or someone you love.
If you wish to read more about my personal experiences, here are the links to nine more posts in the order in which they were written:
I didn’t realize what a daunting task it would be when I decided to write my very first blog in October on the topic of breast cancer. The original idea came from a celebratory place—on Friday, September 28, I had my yearly diagnostic mammogram and was declared cancer free. I am now a 10 year survivor—which puts me in the 82nd percentile of women who make it this long.