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Jennifer Lamondin's Encouraging Story

Posted on August 12, 2013 by Think Pink Ribbon Team There have been 0 comments

 

In February 2009 I was diagnosed with a stage 3 aggressive breast cancer.  I went on to have a total mastectomy on March 30/09 and 18 lymph nodes were removed and 8 of them tested positive for cancer too.  After 8 weeks of healing I went through 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 18 mos of herceptin as well as 43 treatments of radiation.

 Today ( 3 years later) I am alive and well.  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't worry about a recurrence but %80 of healing is having a positive attitude and keeping the faith.  I have 2 beautiful children and when I was first told that I had an aggressive breast cancer i was scared that I wouldn't see either of them graduate public school, or I wouldn't be there to help my daughter through her first broken heart, or suffer the financial woes of putting them through university.  Thanks to ongoing research and the development of this new drug Herceptin I have more faith in that I will now be able to watch my children get married someday and hold their babies in my arms while rocking them to sleep at night.

One thing I learned is that cancer shows no mercy.  It doesn't care if you are 1, 5, 50 or 100, it doesn't care if you are already sick or dealing with someone else very close to you that is sick, it invades.  So we have to be strong and fight back, kick it in the ass and make sure it doesn't get you down, (or take you down).

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