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Rhonda's Story, A DCIS Survivor

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Hi LeAnne,

I have to mention, I watch you every morning, and you're my inspiration.  I am a 16-month breast cancer survivor.  Thankfully I didn't have to take chemo or radiation.  We didn't even know I had it, they found it during a breast reduction.  That was March 2007.

I have had many battles to fight for my life due to MRSA.  Every time we try to expand the tissue, I get MRSA.  So I have yet to be reconstructed. The last bout with MRSA I had septic shock, it was in my blood, and I almost died. I go see a new plastic surgeon on Sept. 2nd. and I am praying that she can and will help me. 

I also became addicted to the Lortabs and Xanax, I was hospitalized for that, for one day, went home and a week later I overdosed and almost died. After all that drama, I fell down the basement stairs and hurt my back and had to have back surgery this past March. Just five weeks ago, I had gallbladder surgery. 

So, that's my story.  It's hard; I can't cry.  I do go to counseling/psychiatrist.  I just want it all to go away and make me "normal" again.  I have a very ugly chest, I do not like myself and honestly the only thing I'm living for is my kids.  Without them, I would leave this world.

Rhonda

DCIS Breast Cancer Survivor

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