My life changed in the fall of 2006. I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I was about to join a club that I had no choice in joining. My journey was long to this point because I had to wait a long time to have a deep-core biopsy. I waited almost three months, all the while not sure if I had cancer or not.  My heart went out to the many friends who had gone through this process before me. I was sympathetic to them then, but now having gone through it myself, I was truly remorseful.
I had two surgeries in 5 weeks, leaving me with half a breast. I still had radiation to face, and many other decisions. Life was good though, I was alive and made a point of being very positive ( I did have a few pity parties) about my continued journey.
I decided that I needed to repair my wounded breast, a constant reminder of breast cancer. I had two reconstruction surgeries and now I look almost the same as I did before cancer and I feel like I look normal again.
In the fall of 2008 after my last surgery, I went into a tattoo parlour in NFLD and had the Irish Trinity Triangle ( my heritage ) with a breast cancer loop tattooed onto my right breast. I was moving forward and leaving breast cancer behind.

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