Thursday, April 10, 2008

About Me!

I have been trying to think of how to add more information about my journey with cancer. I am a three time breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with breast Cancer for the first time in 1995 at the age of 40. My son graduated from high school in May of 1995 and I was diagnosed in August. My daughter was 16 and still at home, she graduated from high school in 1997. I had surgery and radiation and was free of cancer for 10 years. Then, in 2005 to my disbelief another lump was found in what was left of my left breast. I turned 50 on Feb 20 and on Feb 22 I had a mastectomy followed by chemotherapy. In November of 2007, I found a lump on my right collar bone. I had a CT scan and was told that I again had breast cancer. I spent Christmas with my daughter, son-in-law and 18 month old grand-daughter.
I decided that I would go to the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion, IL. My hubby, daughter and family, and I traveled to Zion for my workup. I am currently being treated for advanced breast cancer. I am triple negative and I am taking a research drug that will reduce my tumors. I hope to have surgery this summer that will be followed by radiation and more chemotherapy.
My daughter is expecting another baby (a boy this time) in July. God has blessed me by giving me peace through this battle and I know whatever He has planned for me I can handle.

6 comments:

Jodi said...

God bless you Sandy!
Jodi
(zekesmom10)

The Crafty Chik said...

That is an incredible journey through life you've been through! Wow! I wish you luck with everything God puts in your path!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Praying for you.

Terry Molineux said...

Sandy what a journey and thanks for sharing with us....please know my thoughts and prayers are with you in whatever GOD has planned for you. Good Luck with the grandchildren....they are the sunshine of your life. Cannot wait until I have some of my own.

Joan B said...

Major hugs coming your way!

Nancy Brown said...

Just saw your post on Splitcoast and wanted to send hugs from another survivor. I'm coming up on 8 years and still delight in every day. I was diagnosed just after my 45th birthday when my kids were 6 and 11. Every day is a blessing... and I wish many, many more for you.