2 grown-Kim Guhse, Timothy Pritchett, 1 grand child
When were you diagnosed?
1992 –Right Breast lumpectomy w/36 tx of radiation
2002 –Right Breast mastectomy, arimidex drug 7 years
2014- Stage IV metastases bone cancer
St. Mary’s Hospital, oncologist
How was it found? (self examine, mammogram, annual checkup etc)
Self exam, mammograms, ultra sounds, biopsy
Do you have a family history of breast cancer?
Yes, Mother, Aunts
As a woman what gives you your strength? (not necessarily a woman with breast cancer but just an average woman)
My greatest strength comes from my faith in God, second, love and support from my children, grandson, family, friends and doctors.
Briefly state in your own words something about yourself that you want people to know.
I have always tried to teach my children that everything happens for a reason, no matter what you are given in life. Cancer has taught me so much. After being diagnosed 10 years later. I always thought after 5 years you would be cancer free. The second time was the hardest. It has made me realize every day is a gift – Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is not promised. We only have today. Never ever give up.
One person CAN make a difference......be that person