Gosh what do I have to say about 2021? So much and yet so little. I do know one thing I'm not the person who entered 2021.
I'm stronger and yet more vulnerable than I ever realized.
My breast cancer diagnosis certainly took me for a loop I never could have imagined at the age of 39 with no family history although at the same time when I received the diagnosis I also had this deep feeling of already knowing.
It was this time last year that I started convincing myself that I could feel something on my left breast and I wasn't making this "thing" up and here today I write you on the other side of this.
From me feeling a lump,
to me asking my primary doctor for a referral to a breast imaging center,
to benign appearing mammo and ultrasound,
to me insisting on a biopsy despite those findings,
to getting the call,
to a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction,
to surgical revisions
and today, I am whole again.
I caught it early. Stage 0, DCIS.
Stage 0? Wow, I didn't even know it started there.
DCIS? Ductal Carcinoma In Situ, the earliest form of breast cancer and the presence of abnormal cells inside a milk duct in the breast and thankfully not invasive.
All this was going on in the background while coping with the trauma of not being given a choice and yet so proud that I listened to my intuition. All my major life decisions have all been lead by my intuition and I never realized it until now.
So much growth in 2021 and I'm so thankful for that.
2021, so much to say and yet so little and I don't want to write a book so stay tuned as I continue to recap 2021, hint! It ended with a bang!
For now check out my IG Reel recapping 2021 below! If you don't already follow Sanara there to stay up to date!