3 LITTLE BIRDS 4 LIFE wrote -I had a mastectomy in May of 2012, radiation from July through September of 2012, chemotherapy from November 2012 through February 2013. I had breast reconstruction March 11th of 2013 but the implant had to be removed on March 22nd due to an infection.
I am very lucky to have an amazing support system within my circle of family and friends but there has certainly been an emotional roller coaster where my treatment is concerned. Being a young adult with cancer has not only been difficult for myself but also for my young son. But he was amazing and brave through the entire process and also my saving grace. Another struggle during my cancer treatment was finishing my degree in elementary education. I had to leave my student teaching experience early due to my cancer diagnosis and surgeries but I was able to complete my student teaching requirements during my radiation treatments. I graduated, with honors, in December of 2012.