My Granddaughter and great Grandkids after the Race in 2006

Breast Cancer Surviver

In Feb.1999 I was diganosed with Breast Cancer at 54. There is no history of it in our family. I got my Mamograms every year but I found it with self exam. I got my mamogram right away and a ultrasound. I knew something was wrong and when the tec called in the Radioligist that confirmed my worse mightmare. With in a week I had the lump amnd 13 limpknodes removed. I was lucky as it was stage 1. I went thru the 30 Radation treatments with only missing a half day of work. I was a Rural Carrier at the time. I have since Retired with 31 yrs of service in McHenry, Ill. My first Great Grandaughter was born 3 weeks after my diganosis. I am Happy to repot that on 9-4-08 I am still cancer free. I made up my mind that I wasn't going to let it take me. I have a lot to live for I have 4 children 9 Grand children and 9 soon to be 11 Great Grand children. I have had 4 generations in the Race for the Cure with me. And have 5 generations now. I think it is very inportant to do self exams and get your mamograms yearly. It saved me.

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