ER+ Breast Cancer: Mastectomy

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I had a mastectomy on August 18, 2010, after chemotherapy. Because tumors in inflammatory breast cancer attach to, or grow on, the skin, a large portion of the breast was removed. In addition, 14 lymph nodes were removed and I had a latissimus dorsi flap procedure. In this procedure, an oval flap of skin, fat, muscle, and blood vessels from the upper back …

ER+ Breast Cancer: The Chemo Effects

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As I indicated in my last post, I was feeling alone and scared after the day of appointments for ER+ breast cancer. I was certain that I didn’t have a lot of time even after all my treatment. I prayed that God would give me the strength to cope. I have always hated even visiting people in the hospital because …