Medical Expenses for LIZZY
Organized by: Tynaias SHARP
Setting up this page is not an easy task on me, I've always been a very independent and prideful person so this is a little hard for me to do, but I know that I am going to need support through this time. I want all of my family and friends to be involved and updated with happenings in my life. The past couple of weeks have been an intense and scary one. After losing my mom to breast cancer a little over 6 years ago, I knew that it was nothing to take lightly when I found a lump in my left breast a couple weeks ago. It's true though; you never actually think it's going to happen to you. It was something that I always thought about in the back of my mind, I knew I needed to be aware and I knew I needed to start getting screened at an earlier age than most because of my family history, I just never thought I would have breast cancer at the age of 30. It is still weird to say that I have breast cancer. But what I can say, is that every doctor, nurse, receptionist, etc has gone above and beyond to make sure to explain everything, make sure I'm comfortable, and facilitate the process for me. My boyfriend, close friends and family have been there every step of the way to support me. It is still early in the process and I am still figuring things out. But, what I do know is that I have been diagnosed with Grade 3, triple negative Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. The MRI showed no signs of nodal involvement and the tumor is small (T1) so I am hopeful that we caught this early. I will be starting approximately 4 months of chemotherapy within the next month followed by breast surgery. This is going to be a long road and it's only just beginning, but I know it's going to work out. Not only am I going to need all of the emotional and spiritual prayers and support I can get, but this is also going to be a financial struggle for me unfortunately. My situation is different than most, both of my parents have passed away and not here to help me. Any support whether it be financial, emotional or prayers is welcomed and appreciated. I hope to update you all with good news soon.