Cancer runs deep in my immediate family, I lost my mother and one of my sisters to cancer and miss them terribly. Thanks to advances made in the last few years I have two sisters that are now officially classified as survivors. It has been a long and very confusing road for our family, and I personally never really feel like I am out of the woods. The more we can learn about this disease the better chance we have of make informed decisions about our future healthcare needs.
3/7/19 - I have had the above message posted since Huntington started its engagement with Pelotonia. However, I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and have joined my sisters in the battle. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to catch this at an early stage and feel my fight will not be nearly as difficult as those that have gone though this before me. I feel very blessed to have the support of my family and colleagues, and will share what I learn throughout the process for future generations.
7/29/19 - After lumpectomy surgery in March and radiation treatments in April/May, my medical support staff feels they have gotten everything. I will have a follow up mammogram in November to take a look and will be back on a 6 month schedule for mammograms and MRI in watch mode going forward, but feeling very blessed about the current status. Thanks to everyone that provided support through prayers and well wishes, I could not have done it without you!
2/24/2020 - A year following surgery I am cancer free. However, I will not let my guard down. Continued diligence of having yearly mammograms is key to early detection of any reoccurrence. I will be working with our team to keep the Bike Wash going forward as a way give back and raise donations.