My sister (middle child) went through the same thing last year. She found a lump (actually 3) in her left breast and had to have a mastectomy and 12 or 13 lymph nodes removed and several tested positive. She also had the reconstructive surgery started at the same time. Because of the chemo, it has taken longer to heal but her surgeon is pleased with her progression. They will be having their "Miracle Mile" walk/run for a cure this Saturday in Augusta, Georgia. I plan on being there with her to encourage, push, pull, scoot, yell, and maybe even carry her to help her finish the walk if she can or if she wants to. She means a lot to me! She's my SISTER, for crying out loud!
Melinda, you are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you on this spiritual and physical journey you have begun and just know, you are not alone.
I thought this post was fitting since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It has affected many lives and we must continue fighting this horrible disease. It will not be the victor, that is our title!