My name is Rosy
My journey started 4/18/2017
What matters is that I’m alive and I’m thankful for that.
I’m a widow.
At 45 I was misdiagnosed.
A mammogram screening missed the lump.
I was told it was a cyst,
that it was hormonal,
and that it would go away.
After two years with the lump growing, I took charge and went to a different Doctor. They did a biopsy and the results came back...
I was diagnosed with breast cancer:
Invasive ductal carcinoma, stage 2, grade 3.
I did genetic testing because I have 2 sisters and a teenage daughter and I wanted peace of mind.
Thank God my cancer wasn’t genetic, making me the first in my family to have cancer.
I consulted three different doctors because I was in denial,
but finally, I met a great team of Doctors at Mays UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Chemo: June 8, 2017 - October 2017
Successful Partial Mastectomy November 2017
13 lymph nodes removed (By the grace of God, all were negative)
Radiation: February 2018 - March 9th, 2018 (I was given an awesome certificate!)
I am currently in active treatments (Herceptin + Zoladex) and I should say with pride and joy that there is No Evidence of Disease!
My routine to keeping cancer cells dormant are:
Eat a balanced diet
I have integrated weights to my exercise routine and I walk faithfully. I call them my "faithful4Life" walks.
I laugh more,
and forgive more.
My diet is not a diet,
it’s a lifestyle to help me restore my health!