I had a mammography in December, 1992. I found my lump June, 1993. Had a mastectomy in July. The cancer had spread. Eleven of the 21 lymph nodes taken out were affected.

I called my place of work and my church and told them the results. I started feeling the prayers and knew everything would be okay. I have two daughters, and the youngest at that time was 14. Their father had died at a young age so I needed to be around.

I went through three types of chemo and then radiation for five weeks.

I waited until after the five years were up before I had reconstruction surgery.