Aloha and welcome to my team page! Just wanted to share some background on my cancer journey.
On Mother's Day of 2019, one month after giving birth to my second child, I noticed my milk had a pink tinge to it. I decided to update my OB-GYN, Dr. Grace Wong about the color of my milk. To address my concerns, she had me come in for an appointment and at that point I decided to also mention to her that my right breast had a lump which I noticed was present for about a week (initially didn't think much of it because I thought it was a clogged milk duct). After her assessment, she decided to order an ultrasound of both sides. The diagnostic ultrasound was immediately followed by a mammogram and biopsy.
On May 21, 2019 I received my cancer diagnosis and by the end of that month I had received the full details: Stage 2 Triple Negative Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I powered through 5 months of chemotherapy via my port named, "Port-obello," a lumpectomy which removed the "Meatball," 6 weeks of radiation, and 6 months of oral chemo.
Today I can officially say that I am in remission. This is all thanks to my wonderful team of doctors, who will still continue to monitor me every 6 months for the next few years.
I couldn't have done it without the support of my medical team, family, and friends. I owe my remission success to so many people! Being diagnosed with cancer was a low blow but it really put so many things into perspective for me. I now try to live a healthier life so that there's less reason for the cancer to return and to prolong my quality of life. I look forward to many more wonderful years with Ryan, Rylen, and Rustyn by my side (my triple R army).
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This year, I registered for the Komen Race for the Cure because I wanted to take action and be More Than Pink(tm). I want to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer and need your help. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today in support of my fundraising efforts.
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