Carol - Breast Cancer
I had severe breast cancer in April 1984. I had a modified radical mastectomy
at St. Vincent's Hospital in LR, AR. I had 16 malignant lymph nodes out of
the 19 removed under my arm. My surgeon was a wonderful Christian man and
I owe a lot of my recovery to him and my great oncologist besides God, of course.
I had 13 months of chemo which I tolerated well being as I was on such a strong
dosage of all the 3 different drugs. I got a little sickly feeling from about
3 days but the only days I missed from my work was the day I had to drive to LR
for my treatment (125 miles each way).
I continued working through my whole treatment except for the 6 weeks of radiation
and cobalt treatment that I took at CARTI in LR. While receiving this treatment,
I stayed at Hope Lodge in LR and just went home on the weekends. I am a Survivor
and Praise God above all else for it. But my Doctors, family and friends were
all a big contributor to my recovery. As Scott says "If I can do it - you
can too." God Bless.