I made it to year 8!
Eight years breast cancer free!!!
After a mountain of paperwork and a diagnostic mammogram the news is GREAT! NED is still my friend post mammogram. (NED = NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE)
This year I came to the Fern Hill Campus of Chester County Hospital. They are Penn Medicine, so it’s nice to have options. What a nice facility!
This year I actually had conversations with people waiting. A lot of times people are so wound up in whatever that you can be in a crowded waiting room and no one speaks to one and other.
One woman was there with her daughter. Her daughter has survived with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer for 16 years. That is an amazing accomplishment.
I ended up giving one lady a hug. I accidentally upset her when I went back to get changed after being told the results of the mammogram. I was crying. Happy tears but I was crying and it upset her and I could see that and I felt so badly.
I also met a woman who had worked on the tamoxifen drug years ago. That was pretty cool.
Next stop is I go in and visit with my oncologist, but at least I know my results of my mammogram today.
Lucky 8! I made it!
“Congratulations” hardly seems adequate.
Such a journey!
Wishing you health and hope for the future.