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Well, I’ve been keeping a low profile lately due to family obligations.  Y‘all know that I do spend a lot of time devoted to them.

Something rather stunning grabbed my attention via my mammogram last this past week.  

I have Invasive Lobular Carcinoma....a rare form of breast cancer.  It is one of those that strikes 1 in every 10 women.  The odds are the same as any other form, with the exception of the agressive kinds.

I had my biopsy on Monday, June 7, got the results from my Ob/Gyn the morning of Tuesday, June 8.  Since then, I have been to 1 dr, surgical oncologist, and have had the obligatory MRI.  The idiot who designed that instrument of torture ought to have their behind kicked!!!

I’ll keep y‘all updated.  It’s going to be a long row to hoe.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 13, 2010
    • Shana I am so sorry..... hugs and prayers being sent your wayheart



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      Hunnypot88 wrote Jun 13, 2010
    • So sorry to hear this. Will pray for you and keep that positive attitudehappy



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jun 13, 2010
    • Shana I’m sorry you‘re going through this. Please keep us posted and let us send you prayers and support along the way.



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      Shana Montgomery wrote Jun 13, 2010
    • I plan on keeping y'all updated and will keep up with the positive attitude despite having had a dream about my own funeral.  shudders  Talk about unsettling and something I do not plan on having until I am a very old lady!

      ~S



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      Suzann wrote Jun 13, 2010
    • Shana, my prayers and thoughts are with you.



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      Victorious wrote Jun 13, 2010
    • My prayers and thoughts are with you too Shana....My cousin just completed her treatment. You will be ok. You just continue to be positive. ” You will not die...But live to declare the works of the Lord” Keep positive people around you on this journey.heart



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      Victorious wrote Jun 14, 2010
    • Shana there is a new vaccine for breast cancer now. Why don’t you ask your doctor about it. Please let me know what he said about it.heart



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      Shana Montgomery wrote Aug 5, 2010
    • None of my doctors brought up that vaccine.  I went ahead with the bi-lateral mastectomy.  The mass was 4.5 cm, and was .3 mm away from my chest wall.  So, I am marked and ready for radiation this coming Monday morning. I had both breasts removed on July 12th. I feel odd.  It’s so surreal that words fail me.  Having parts of me cut away due to a disease that shouldn’t exist but it does.  My breasts...the soft flesh that I held each of my sons to as they nursed the first six months of their lives now look like wadded up yeast rolls.  Muscles in my upper chest hurt from the trauma....sleeping on the couch. My eyes sometime burn from the hot tears I cry as I try to soothe my soul as I go through this living hell of dr’s, radiation and Tamoxifen.



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      Victorious wrote Aug 7, 2010
    • Shana...you will make it. My cousin got her special bra that she wears. She went through the whole shibang and she is back in the full swing of things. As I said to you before. Keep away from everything negative which include negative people and draw closer to your creator. He is you healer and comforter. Cry if you must, you are human. But please try to remain positive. Blog and vent when you can we are here for you. I will continue praying for youheartheartheart



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      Gabby wrote Aug 7, 2010
    • Shana—-I do so admire your courage.

      Keep your spirits high—-no matter what. I understand its easier said than done.

      However, I do know that keeping a positive attitude can help you to handle negative aspects of your life better.

      God Bless!
      Gabby



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      Lightbringer wrote Aug 7, 2010
    • I agree with Victorious.  God is your creator Father and loves you.  He will hold you closely during this time if you allow Him to.  I pray that you’ll have peace in your mind and comfort in your emotions in the coming days.



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      Linni wrote Aug 7, 2010
    • i am sorry you are facing this! i agree with what all have said here.. God will prevail my friend! heart



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      Shana Montgomery wrote Sep 16, 2010
    • I am now 6 treatments from ringing the bell and finishing radiation treatment and currently into my second month of Tamoxifen.  Knock on wood, no negative issues there.  I love my new medical oncologist!  She looks out for me, and I appreciate that so much.  She knows that I need time out for me and encourages me to take it when I can...which is often since I live in the Testosterone Ocean—(DH and 2 DS).

      The skin of my left breast looks like a well done steak. ugh!!  Zinc oxide is my friend.  I plan on stepping up the healing process once I am done with radiation next friday.  I WANT MY F**KING LIFE BACK!!!



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