One of my goals with this site is to get people talking about things that are historically "hush-hush" (infertility, miscarriages, cancer, etc.) in the hopes we can shatter the stigma and openly support each other (both women and men). This is the next in a series of guest posts. - Kara
Healthy as a Horse
by Melissa Gollnick
|How to do a breast self-exam. |
Photo: Mayo Clinic.
Less than a week later, it was official…this 34-year-old had cancer.
Since then, I’ve had a sentinel lymph node biopsy and a port put in my chest. I’ve had blood work, x-rays, bone scans, MRIs, and heart scans. In addition to the breast surgeon, I have seen two plastic surgeons, an oncologist, and a radiation oncologist. Based on the test results, the doctors have told me that I’m healthy as a horse.
I could barely stop myself from snorting in disgust. How can you be healthy if you have cancer?