Last week a popular parenting blogger and member of our own community, Amanda Henson of High Impact Mom and It's Me Amanda, made an announcement on her blog that took brought her readers to tears. Her blog spoke in volumes about the bad news she had just received:
Two days ago, my sweet doctor called and despite it being against what they regularly do (she’s wonderful and knew how badly I needed to know the results), gave me the news.
I'm a fellow blogger from My Subscription Box Addiction (mysbaddiction.com). I am jumping on the support bandwagon also. I have just been released from the hospital myself and had no clue until just now. Amanda, my heart and prayers are with you and the struggle you must face. Keep a positive attitude because it WILL take your body a long way. Never just give up and save one of those Rasp-ber-itas for me!
I wish you the absolute best. Not sure if this is true, but read that cancer cells feed on sugar, so please eliminate immediately from your diet. My prayers are with you Amanda!
First let me say I am so sorry to hear this. My family and I have a lot of experience with breast cancer. Check yourself weekly. Look for redness, swelling, lumps(painful or painless) or thickening, discharge, change in shape of the breast, pitting or dimpling, armpit thickening or lumps, swelling at the collarbone, pinching, prominent new veins, redness or rash, or inverted nipple. And if something is "found" on mammo and ultrasound...DEMAND biopsy. And one more thing I would like to add is that breast cancer doesn't discriminate. You are never too young for breast cancer. I have spoken with a 15 year old and 17 year old in my area that are currently undergoing treatment. Great article and wish Amanda the best.