October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This contest is dedicated to all those who've lost the fight & to those who wont quit the fight.
Submit (use the "Submit Entry" button) up to 3 photos of your Loved One who has been struck by Breast Cancer, including yourself if you have been diagnosed.
If you have more than one Loved One, please enter them separately.
Please include their name & their story... share as much as your heart desires.
I will TRY to have siggies made for our top 3 winners AND all other participants. I usually make my own and lately any free time I have is spent catching up on sleep (DH is still recovering from hip surgery).. I will ask around and if no one volunteers I will eventually get around to making the siggies myself, so please be patient.
Join us in the FIGHT!
I am a Breast Cancer survivor. I am 32 years old.
My story starts mid Sept 2010 (the 19th to be exact) when i was nursing my 15 month old to sleep (he is now 3.5). I had some discomfort when he nursed on my right breast, so after i got him to bed i started rubbing on my breast and noticed a pretty decent sized lump. I spent a week trying different things to see if it was a clogged duct to no avail, so i made an appointment with my OB/GYN. She did an exam and decided i should have an U/S done on the breast to to get a better picture. So on the 21st I had that done. The doc that read the ultrasound told me that he felt it was "just an infection" and wanted me to take antibiotics for a ferw weeks to see if it would clear things up. I flat out refused telling him i knew my body and i knew it wasnt an infection, that i wanted a biopsy so i would know without a doubt what was going on. Fast forward 3 weeks later to the day of my biopsy. I different doctor did the biopsy, and when she was using the ultrasound to see where she was going to take a sample, asked if i had a mammogram at my last visit (the previous doc told me it "wasnt necessary"). So we did a mammogram, did the biopsy, and she told me she was rushing the sample through processing (warning bells started sounding). So, after all this was done, she pulled me and my now Ex-Husband into her office, sat us down and told me that she wanted me to be prepared for her to call tomorrow and to tell me i had breast cancer. She said the way my U/S, Mammogram, and Tissue sample looked, that she was 98% sure it would come back as cancerous. The very next day on October 14, 2010, i got the call no one ever wants to get. I was told that i had at least Stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma with cancerous cells in my lymph nodes. My radiologist got me into MD Anderson the following week and started on all my staging tests (which ended up moving me to a Stage 3). By November 5th i had started chemo (which lasted for 6 months). My family and several close friends were awesome and a great support system. April 4th 2011 was my last round of chemo (which kicked my ass and had me in and out of hospitals while trying to be a mom to 2 boys who didnt understand why mommy threw up so much). In late april i had my mastectomy and spent the summer going through radiation treatments. Then in sept i got the surprise of all surprises.....I found out that after being told i would probably never be able to have children again, i found out i was expecting my little Ava Grace who made her grand appearance 4 weeks early on April 4th 2012 (recognize the date from earlier?)
Since my diagnosis and treatment i have earned my bachelors degree, divorced my my husband and now am trying to make it on my own as a single mom. My life didnt follow the path i wanted it to take, but i honestly wouldnt change a thing!
During one of my treatments
My after cancer miracle!
This is my beautiful mother she had cancer & beat it! she had her breast removed she wanted us girls to know what was going on she showed me her removed breast & scare(i think i was in middle school) I dont remeber how i really felt but now as i write this I am so thankful she did that! She had a implant for a new breast she had them i dotn think very long then one day i remember her talking about a hole in her breast she showed me the hole in skin on her breast she went to the doctor or the man that did her boob he pulled her implant out from the hole! i was there not in the room but i felt so bad for my mother. she never got another implant after that! she just ordered the bras with the implant in it. I never knew how bad chemo was for anyone fighting cancer but she told us all she would never have chemo ever again. Years when by I graduated High School in college the new school year for HS starts and both my younger sisters are there. my mom was getting sick again she goes to pick up her inhaler and she jsut falls in front of the doctor they took her to the hospital she was in & out a few times. i missed a lot of classes to stay with her and help her out a month goes by my dad & i help her to the room with her oxgen mechine she couldnt breath her lips were turning blue i was sitting there holding her saying breath mom breath. she finally caught her breath. it was so scary. the next day i had work and my sister Amy (youngest) was at the foot ball game & my dad & sister Brittany were at home with my mom. i left for work and huged my mom kissed her on the head (i had a cold didnt want to get her sick) i was goin out the door i said Love you mom, no responce i said it again louder she snaped out of her stare and said love you hunny. i knew she was all druged up i went to work the whole time thinking about last night, what if she cant breath while im here at work. hrs into work my grandma & brittany are histarical telling me mom cant breath you need to come iwth us i ran told my boss and left we went to the football field to get Amy then to the hospital. the worse day of our lives our mother passed away from breast cancer. so many people were at her funeral i couldnt help but look around at everyone when heading to the grave site. it was the bigest chapel and it was full she touched so many peoples lifes and i am so proud of her she was amazine woman .
My submission is for my beautiful & strong mother.
She recently got diagnosed with breast cancer about a month ago. My mother is a very caring & loving person, she is a hard worker & will do anything for her 4 girls.
My sisters & I are so very proud that she is our mother. This road ahead of us is going to be very challenging but, my mother will make it because she has love & support from her family.
I recently cut 10 inches off of my hair, that I've been growing out for 4 years, so that she doesn't have to have short hair alone.
I love you mom, you are my hero.
( my mother, is in the front )
I'll just submit again if no one can see the pics.
My mommy is a breast cancer survivor! She's been cancer here for 18 years! I don't remember much, I was only a baby around 20 months but she's here today and thats all that matters! I love my mommy so much! She's a wonderful, strong, caring women and mother. She's the best!
My post will be for my Mom who passed in February from stage 4 breast cancer. She was only 49. She was a wife, mother, sister, and a grandmother of 3. She always put others before herself. She fought until she took her last breath. She only had it for a year and a half before it took her. It's only been 8 months and I still can't believe she's gone. R.I.P Mom.
my caring & loving Aunt Nancy (my moms sister & dauter to grandma Mary)
my aunte had gotten breast cancer & beat it. i dont know if she went threw chemo or what she did to beat it (i will find out one day) but about 3-4 yrs ago she had gotten breast cancer for the second time. thank god they found it early and removed it. she is so heatly and full of like her and my Uncle Steve work on a yaht most of the year from Mexico to San Diego & also us to home in Washington on the San Quan Island. I am so proud of her beating breast cancer twice and living life to the fullest. she is truly kind and wants the best foreveryone. she id sweet and thoughtful i wish i could see her more. She looks amazine for beating Breast cancer twice & turning 60 this year!
my wonderful grandma im not sure how old she was when she got breast cancer but she sure beat it and was very healty i wouldnt of known she had it. She was the best grandma we would have tea all the time when she got ill & her car wasnt working i would pick her up and take her to work often. she passed i think of natural causes my Uncle found her and he called me to get down there to help him. so my best friend and i went to my grandmas, my poor uncle lost his sister few years ago and now losses his mother and found her body. i dont think she had breast cancer again but i will never forget what a good heart she had and open to new changes very supportive i miss her dearly.
Mary my grandma is the white haired old ladies
My submission is for my Mom. In 2003, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. We were told that it was stage 1, and a mass hadn't formed yet. She had a lumpectomy only to find out a few months later that the cancer had spread throughout her breast. She had a masectomy on one breast, and after chemo treatments, almost 10 years later she is still cancer free :D When she was first diagnosed, I was moving away to college, and I didn't want to leave her side, but she told me to be strong and follow my dreams. I was home almost every weekend with her, and went to chemo treatments with her when I could.
She is the strongest person I know, and I'm so thankful to have her as my mommy!
This is my mom and my daughter the day she was born. After chemo sessions, my mom decided to stop dying her hair after 20+ years of keeping up with it, and she looks beautiful! (and she always joked that she should get a tattoo on her head when she had no hair lol)
My mom and my dad on New Years Eve 2012
This is my Mamaw, Judy. She was diagnosed back in 2010 - shortly after DS was born. She had a lumpectomy which failed then had a mastectomy to remove her right breast. She hasn`t had any issues with cancer since, but the worry remains. She loves DS beyond words could describe because she knows that he will be the only great-grandchild she will know because my cousins are all under the age of 10. This is my favorite picture of her, because her smile is so genuine. She is my hero and I don`t know what I`d do without her <3
My great-Aunt, Connie.
She was diagnosed back in 2007, right before I went into labor with my daughter, actually.
They did a double mastectomy after trying everything else first...but she no longer has the cancer! This is the only photo I could find on my computer...this is her and her daughter, Cori, at her HS graduation in June of 2011. :)
Quoting j.a.c:" Is it alright to ask others to vote in this contest but not ask for personal votes?:D"
Quoting ★ Raych ★:" absolutely! "
Alrighty, cool! Thanks!:)
Quoting ~Manda Panda +3 ~:" <3 You forgot to mention you still nursed for a while after that mastectomy on the other breast!! I am so proud to call you my friend!!! You rock love!!"
oh thats right! Chemo brain is a b***h.....i forget way to much now....
Results! Thank you everyone for sharing! I'll get around to making siggies when I get a chance unless someone wants to volunteer to make them... Everyone will get one :)
<blockquote><b>Quoting ★ Raych ★:</b>" Results! Thank you everyone for sharing! I'll get around to making siggies when I get a chance unless someone wants to volunteer to make them... Everyone will get one :)"</blockquote>
Quoting ★ Raych ★:" Results! Thank you everyone for sharing! I'll get around to making siggies when I get a chance unless someone wants to volunteer to make them... Everyone will get one :)"
Congrats! thanks for sharing ladies!
do we get siggies still =)
Quoting ☠BryBry's MuM☠:" do we get siggies still =)"
Yeah, you all will eventually.. I'm looking for someone to make them.. and if not I will when I can find the time to do it.
Quoting ★ Raych ★:" Yeah, you all will eventually.. I'm looking for someone to make them.. and if not I will when I can find the time to do it."
koo just checking =) i know someone she always makes the siggies for me so let me know if you want to contact her =)
Quoting ☠BryBry's MuM☠:" koo just checking =) i know someone she always makes the siggies for me so let me know if you want to contact her =)"
Quoting ★ Raych ★:" Participant siggies "
Aww thanks!! <3