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Belinda Carter

Thank you so much for sharing your story and diagnosis of breast cancer. I too, a month before my 40th birthday, was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma. I had previous lumpectomies in either breast all negative until that point. Found the lump while wrestling with my 3 year old Megan and followed up with a Dr visit. After a needle biopsy, core biopsy both came back inconclusive my surgeon insisted on removing the lump for analysis. Thankfully I listened and did what he asked. It is a whirlwind after diagnosis. I did a lumpectomy, put in a port which saved my veins, chemo and radiation. I did adriamycin / cytoxin and then after the 4 treatments 40 radiation treatments. Lost all my hair but I guarantee it will all grow back. Mine came in curly and much darker at first but yea no gray! My kids Matt in 1st grade and Megan only 3 were great as was my husband Alan. We were the bandana/baseball cap family for a season. It has been 10 years now since that time. I am so thankful you have a great group of friends and family who will surround you with love and help. Accept the help when you need it, take naps when you need. We are survivor sisters… you can do this… It is a strange world of chemo meds, anti nausea meds ( zofran my best friend) , blood counts and all. You are so very brave and again I thank you for personally sharing your diagnosis. May God watch over you and your family and give you easy days and no sickness. I got your back …in prayer. Even though we have never met we are sisters through breast cancer … sorority sisters who are warriors. Warrior on …praying for you.

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