Well, I am not really sure how to get this started....
I guess I should start off by saying that I am so incredibly blessed to have so many people in my life that love me so much! I have a truly AMAZING husband that is the absolute love of my life (please excuse the cheesy, lovey-dovey stuff- I can't help myself sometimes), a mother and step-father that are the best, and a brother that has put up with me for 29 years and loves me anyways. (Yep, turned the big 2-9 on Monday and then found out about the big "C word" 2 days later...happy birthday, huh?!) In addition to these wonderful people, I have the most loving aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and grandmother ever!...and my friends...let me tell you, I have the most incredible and supportive friends ever! It is because of all of you, that I know I can get through this and it is because of all of you that I wanted to put this blog together. I know that I have the most amazing group of people surrounding me physically, spiritually, and emotionally and I want to let you all know what is going on, while also realizing that I may not always have the energy to return phone calls and emails.
I hope this blog will serve as a place to share updates on how I am kicking cancer's booty, a spot where you can leave some love and encouragement, and also a safe haven for me to put my feelings down on virtual paper --the good, the bad, the ugly and the in between. I know it will be therapeutic and I am sure there will be times along this journey where I will need it!
So, let's get you up to speed.....I am going to skip some of the background info for the sake of my sanity since I am little pooped at the moment. Basically, I have been worried for some time now about lumps and pain in my right breast. I have had a tumor here before (which was benign), and had it removed a few years ago. Last January I had an ultrasound and mammogram which resulted in a diagnosis of Fibrocystic Breast Disease
So, it was good news and nothing to be alarmed about- so I was told. Over the past year, I have noticed some changes and fast forward another few months & weeks and here I am after more appointments, another ultrasound, another biopsy, more worry and waiting, and finally the diagnosis...."Meghan, it's Breast Cancer." These are the words the surgeon spoke to me earlier this morning. We don't know much yet and we are all trying our best not to get ahead of ourselves. My mom, Mike and I are meeting with the doctors tomorrow and will know more then. Until then, I am focusing on this day only....one day, one hour, one minute at a time.
I hope that this blog is short lived and I will be cancer-free in no time so I can get back to planning my future with Mike, figuring out where we want to travel to next, jogging through the neighborhood with my pup, and getting back to the busy life full of friends, family and fun that I have been blessed to live for the last 29 years!
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