I was diagnosed with breast cancer on September 26, 2005 and again on May 29, 2009, two time survivor. The months following the diagnoses were the hardest on me, my world totally changed. Now that I have recovered I hope to make it easier for a few people by creating this network of cancer survivors through blogging. My background is in web development and internet marketing so that was the way I knew how to give back. Develop and promote this community so other don’t feel alone in this horrible battle. You need to find others who are going through something similar in order to feel sane.Sign up for your own cancer blog! It’s FREE!
I found a lump in my left breast while putting on my bra that snaps in the front. I don’t think I would of found this if it wasn’t for the placement of it being so close to the edge of my breast and close to the snap. I also would feel a tingling sensation in the area every now and then, sometimes it would itch a little.
My first surgery was on September 22, 2005 where I had a lump in my breast removed. I got the call on September 26th that is was cancerous. My second re-excision surgery was on October 5th. The cancer reoccurred and was found on May 29, 2009. I am scheduled to have a mastectomy on Thursday June 11, 2009.
I did six weeks of radiation starting on October 26, 2005. What a whirlwind those months were!
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I see it there now but it was not there before. I did scroll all the way to the bottom and the only thing there was the words “I am so sorry. We are here to help you fight.”. It didn’t even show who wrote that until just now. Anyway, it seems to be okay now. Thanks.
I just tried again twice to post to Shaz Agger’s page and it will not work????
Well, the note to you posted. I had just tried to post a Happy Birthday To Shaz Agger twice before I posted to you and it would not post. I will try again and see if it will post now.
Jill, I can’t get anything to post today.
Hi Jill, I’m hanging in there. I’m between chemo session 1 and 2, Had a plasma and blood transfusion last Wednesday, I go to the Cancer clinic this Thursday (bloodwork etc.) to see if I can proceed with chemo session 2.
PS: How are you doing??
Thanks for starting this blog, I had been sitting here what can I do, how can I do it. Feeling sorry for not having mom around made feel so lonely and alone, I remember mom saying this to me a couple of times during her last year..I dont know how you do it,I said to mom, well mom it’s only the mercy of God. You see I was born with polio, which affect leg side, yet the Lord saw it fit to have me take care of mom. It was hard, but not immpossible, I regret alot of things, you know the “if only I’da, should have done this or that. It was a 24/7 ordeal for us, but you know what, if I had to do all over again I would. Do it better than what we did, more patients, more compassion, more love, although thank God I did show her and told her for teaching me how to live my life to the fullest with or without a handicap. So, if we were able to do so much, so can many of you, God gave us the herbs, to heal with, along with some of the modern day meds, even chemo and rad and others. I tried to get a blog going with our website we have, there is never too much information that we can share. God bless all of you on here and pray for those that can’t even get on internet and are lost for info…..
This is just a test, Jill, to see if I am able to post a comment on someone’s profile page. Thx!
Hey Jill-happy new year (a little late)! I just wanted to mention that I am no longer getting notifications when people post here. Do you know how I might get that fixed? thanks so much! Ann
Wow that really looks like I said too much.. LMFAO
OK about me. Well I’m sure you know by now that I have Tonsil cancer, Right? I’m not looking foward to having treatments (like who is). I’ve faced that fact that this has to be taken care of and soon it will. Like I had mentioned, this web site has tought me so much about what to expect, how to face it and the things that I will need to make the journey as smooth as possible, which has givin me the strength to beat this cancer. I already know that what I have is treatable and curable. Words from my ENT that also did the tonsillectomy and read my pathology report to me. I was a smoker for 25 to 30 years off and on. (much more on than off) and a pretty heavy drinker in the last 5 to 6 years. I was always around people that were drinking and smoking. Not that I’m ever going to use it as an excuse. I’ve learned alot in life, that the choices you make are just that, your choice nobody held a gun to my head and made me do anything I didn’t chose to do on my own. I can’t take back what has already happened and I have had alot of fun throughout my life. Sure everyone has bad times too. Alot of the fun times happened while being in the music industry. mostly local here in south florida. I’ve been singing in many different bands in tha last 25 years or so and wouldn’t trade it for anything. About a year or so ago. I decided to take a break from that scene. Was still drinking and smoking. On Sept. 13th this year I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t move my neck with out it hurting I turned to my girlfriend and told her theres something wrong with my neck. Later that morning I went to urgent care, (see I have no insurace) got checked out and put on antibiotics for a week. No positive results. Went to parents primary Dr. put on more antibiotics same result. I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve heard this story from a head and neck cancer person. Then to the ENT. examined me and said I’m concerned. (then I said to myself ahhhh yea so am I) He ordered catscan for the next day. Dr. called me right after I got the disk from the scan and said Bring it in to his office, he took a look and said your going in for sugery asap. Now you know what i’m thinking holly sh-t this can’t be real good. Had the surgery Nov 14th, which was the 20th anniversary of my 2nd wedding day. That marrage work out about as well as the first. lol. Guess not all people are cut out for that till death do you part thing (not me anyways.) Sorry sometimes I get on a roll and can’t stop I tend to talk to much when I’m on pain meds. I now have an insurance through the mermorial health care system here in south florida. which is a load off my mind. And I have this wonderful web site call blog for a cure “cancer sucks” you should check it out sometime it’s really a cool site. Just alittle more. (I’m almost finished) My ENT told me during my one week after sugery check up that he had good news. I said what the cancer dignosis was wrong, he said no it’s not that good. He told me my cancer is p16 strongly positive within the tumor which is a surrogate maker for HPV and then told me that HPV related cancer is better than non HPV and I guess I remember him telling me that treatments will work better on HPV cases. In Concluding my cancer is not directly caused by all my partying (drinking and smoking) all those years. It’s caused by unprotected sex all those years. Go figure. You know maybe it was related to all the partying but in alittle different manner. Everyone please stop with the oral sex it just might kill you…...... HUGSSSSSSSSSSSS Jill….. I’m out of breath
So I finally get to meet you. Thanks for the support. I have been told by members that you are the reason this BFAC site is here . Bless you. I’ve been a member 2 weeks and words can not express how much I love this site. I’ve learned so much from the wonderful members of this comunity. and at this time in my life and what i’ve have gone threw since being diagnosed with tonsil cancer. Finding BFAC has been nothing but a blessing. I Thank you from the bottom of my heart. huge hugs to you Jill…....
What you are doing is wonderful. Blessings to you and yours.
Hi Jill; Just checking up on you to make sure you are in happy land. How do people get into the memorial page and plant their ads? It’s kind of mean that they do that! I guess anything is possible these days.
Hi Jill-Andrea has been unable to get into the new/old site. I hate to ask because I know how stressful this has been, but could you send her a new password? Her user name is andreaj. Thanks and hugs! Ann
What an amazing terrific Patron Goddess you are, Jill! Today is my birthday and low and behold, here’s the new “old” BFAC website back online. I’m jumping up and down for joy.
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you on the 7th Sister Leo. I won’t even have to put away my party hat to send you lots of Happy Birthday Hugs.
Hi Jill, just wanted to let you know that the mother of member lbh24 (Lou) has passed away. If you could post a memorial for her, that would be great. Thanks, Ann
Hi Jill! I just had an idea. What if you signed a t-shirt in t-shirt material ink, and sent it on to another, and they signed it and followed suit until a lot of us signed the shirt. A Cancer Sucks shirt. Then the last person sends it back to you. You can copy it and print a few for us to buy???? I’d love nothing more than to wear my cnacer sucks shirt with my frinds name on it. Or else, send me a shirt and I will do it…LOL