A note from Renee:
I am a breast cancer SURVIOR. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002; I had a lumpectomy, 8 chemo treatments along with 33 radiation treatments. Then in April 2004 I found out that my cancer spread to my right lung (which is called plural effusion), it also spread to my bones. So, I had to have a chest tube to drain the fluid from my lung to re-inflated it, I had to go through 6 more chemo therapy treatments and 15 radiation treatments for my bone cancer. Then in November 2004 my right lung went down again and I had another chest tube. Just a couple of weeks ago on 8/15/2006 I was told my cancer is active again but this time we don't know where yet, so, I had a bone scan and ct scan to see what type of chemo treatments I will need to have now.
If it was not for my trust in God I would have never made it through everything. I am on chemo therapy every Friday for 3 weeks in a row then off a week. I have CT Scans, Bone Scans, and CA levels done every 2-3 months. I keep telling myself that "I DID NOT BEAT CANCER TO DIE FROM STRESS!!!!” I can tell you one thing, and that is if I did not believe in GOD I know I would have never made it far with Cancer. Family and friends are wonderful but only GOD can put my mind at ease. I am glad I have a wonderful Father in Heaven taking care of me. I am married to a wonderful man named Mat for over 14 years. I have a wonderful family, friends that have been there for us through everything we have gone through.