Hi, My Name is Tonya...
And this is my story
February 2019, I was diagnosed with an aggressive Stage 3 breast cancer.
Chemotherapy: 16 Rounds
Surgery: Bilateral Mastectomy
Radiation: September 2019.
Stage 3 Won't Stop Me.
My name is Tonya Thomas and in February 2019, I was diagnosed with an aggressive Stage 3 breast cancer. I completed 16 rounds of chemotherapy over a 5 month period.
On Tuesday, 8/27.2019, I underwent a double mastectomy. I wasn't sure how I would feel after the surgery.
Would I feel devastated, angry, sad, or less than a woman?
Would I feel less than a whole person?
Surprisingly, I didn't feel any of the things listed above. I feel free. I feel free to welcome this new version of me and I love her even more.