Breast cancer isn't rare.
As a matter of fact, in my age group of 41-60, the CDC considers it common.
How's that for a sobering statistic?
Even so, even with all of the prompting to ”check your boobs hun," I admit I didn't keep up with my mammograms, but you should. It was my husband that discovered my cancer.
An average everyday hug, led us to this day.... sitting here in the waiting room at my oncologists office, waiting for my ninth treatment since beginning chemotherapy in February.
I have seven more treatments after this one. Then, five weeks of daily radiation. Then, hormone therapy. Then, a hysterectomy and breast augmentation.
The hardest part was telling our friends and family, especially my 9 year old daughter, Essy.
Telling her that mommy was sick but that I would be okay. Telling her that I was going to lose my hair, but that it would eventually grow back. Telling her that I was too tired to play a game.
Telling her to be brave, when I felt everything but.
I have a long road ahead of me, and I know it won't be easy, but I will get there, with a little help... okay, a lot of help, from my family, my friends, my doctors, etc. If there's one thing cancer has taught me, it's that no one has to fight alone.
September 20, 2019 Squeaky Rail Diner Cruise-in- 5:00-8:00 pm.
For 2019 every dollar we raise at our events will help support Corinna and her fight with breast cancer. Please help us in helping her care for her family.