Jenn Greenhut: The First Day

December 14th, 2016, while I was taking time off in Las Vegas with my husband before the holidays hit us, I got a call from my Doctor, just past 2pm, that I had cancer.  I had gone in that friday to have a breast biopsy, and the assumption was that it would definitely be cancer, but it was still an assumption and I was still cancer free. The week before I had just noticed a lump under my arm and had my physician check it, thinking it was a cyst or fatty tissue... But now, a couple margarita's in and some money down the drain, it was serious.  WTF.  I had breast cancer.  Stage 3.  And it was found in multiple lymph nodes.  And more tests were now needed to be done.  Pet scans, MRI's, brain scans, all to rule out any other parts of my body.  And the type of breast cancer I had was called Triple Negative.  And the treatment was chemotherapy.  And I needed to start as soon as I could.  And, and, and...(was I going to die?) Period.  The end.  Good bye, oh, and have fun in Vegas...  

And that was the first day of my journey with cancer  ...