From the diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound to the dreaded biopsy, read about how these experiences kicked off my breast cancer journey.
“You need to schedule a time to come back in for a biopsy.”
This is the phrase no one wants to hear. Especially if you already had 2 biopsies in the past and know the emotional havoc that can ensue as you anxiously wait for results.
My journey into this whole thing started back in 2011, with a painfully sore left breast that eventually led to an abscess formation. That, in turn, led to double biopsies and exploratory breast surgery.
Everything came back normal, praise the Lord. However, multiple trips to wound care therapy made up for the negative results.
Fast forward to present day, November 2018.
I couldn’t believe the words I heard from the nurse. It was da-ja-voo all over again.
If the results are negative, praise Jesus, however, would I have to have surgery again?
What if the results come out positive this time around? What would happen then?
My mom had breast cancer twice in the past and after experiencing what it felt like to have a loved one with it, I didn’t want to even think about what would happen if I had this illness.
My life would change with a positive result, no doubt. However, a positive result is not what I want. It’s not what anyone wants.
To help cope, I made a video documenting my feelings. I think videos are the way to go these days. Written words help, however, videos help bring the story to life a bit more.
***Note: If you are reading this on your phone, click “Watch This Video on YouTube” to watch the video.***
My name is Olivia (or Libby for short). I am 42. I’m a food blogger/online business owner, a wife of 17 years, a mom to 2 young kids, and I have breast cancer. This is my journey………