The year was 2004, I was a busy, working mom when I went in for a routine mammogram. This was back when digital mammograms were very new, so, naturally, when it showed that I had more calcification than my previous Mammo, I figured that it was due to the difference between the old and new imaging. Before I could even process anything else I was interviewing doctors for surgery, scheduled for an MRI guided lumpectomy and tattooed for an 8 weeks radiation protocol.
There is more to my story, but how did this experience impact me? I did what I needed to do to get through. I showed my daughter that hurdles can be thrown in front of you at any given time of your life, and it's possible to conquer them. You may not have a choice, or any control about what it is or when it happens, but you do have a choice to use your power to either jump over, crawl under, go around, or break through anything in your path.
Now, I get to support by carrying a gorgeous hand bags made by one of my beautiful bruin sister.
Submitted by: Lesley Goldberg
Edited by: Dia Morgan