all clear heading into 8

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!

About carla

Writer, blogger, photographer, breast cancer survivor. I write about whatever strikes my fancy as I meander through life.
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1 Response to all clear heading into 8

  1. Pazlo says:

    “Congratulations” hardly seems adequate.
    Such a journey!
    Wishing you health and hope for the future.

    Best regards,


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