A book about my encounter with breast cancer and how I made it through.
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This book follows my initial visit to my doctor for a routine annual physical just days after my 42nd birthday, divorced more than ten years and still single-- diagnosed with breast cancer; advised that I would need a radical mastectomy, results of a second opinion, the surgery, my thoughts (days before, the day of and after the surgery), the awesome pain and questions regarding recovery and chemotherapy treatments, persons around me and living my life alone with my two children-13 and 19 ( other family members, medical professionals, City of Dallas, TX co-workers, and a sharp element of surprise by my ex-husband.).
"At my father's funeral, I remember reading on the program that he was forty-two. At twelve, I was awfully afraid of dying. I prayed that I would at least live to be forty-two, and according to my prayers, my time was just about up. I wondered if God had answered yes or no. I wondered if God had answered at all."
I was frustrated, and no matter what had caused the cancer, everything around me seemed to say, "I did it."
"So I begged God's mercy, and I waited with a dimmer faith at my side."
"Should I get my coat Lord?"
(The initial diagnosis/testing)
"Is the Mission Impossible?"
"Order My Steps Lord"
(accepting and adjusting)
"Starting for the Hills"
(Chemo and recovery)
"God's Amazing Grace"
(Going on with life)