May 13, 2013

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It’s only fitting that the title of this first post is the date when my life would change forever. I know people say that all the time, but I didn’t realize the magnitude of that “life event” that would make this statement so true and powerful. Here I go…

May 27, 2013
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  • Reply Maria Brennan

    I am right behind ya girlfriend!

    May 30, 2013 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Barbie

    You know where to find me…my shoulder is all yours…love you

    June 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Joyce Beasley

    Hi this is AnnMaries Aunt Joyce. First let me tell you that I am so sorry for what you are going through. I was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in 1997 @ 47 years of age. We were very aggressive with the treatment and I had a double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and tamoxifen. My hair did fall out but it was a couple treatments before it was bad. I am a hair stylist by trade and I asked my friend to bring home the clippers and shave my head. I did not want the chemo to take it from me. It was a good decision for me. I had bought a wig before I started my treatments so that I would be prepared. I was very self conscious about my bald head so only close family saw it. I got reconstructive surgery a year later. Thank God I remained in remission for 14 years.
    December of 2011 I thought I was having problems with my implant but in fact I’d had a recurrence on the chest wall. They removed most of my peck muscle and all of the cancer as well. I went through yet another 4 months if chemo and radiation and of course surgerys. I did lose my hair for the second time, however this time I wasuch more casual about my bald head. I even posted a picture of myself with my twin grandsons ( who also were bald as infants) on Facebook.
    I am once again in remission for a year and 2 months. They have come so far in treating breast cancer and I know you will get through this and be an inspiration to many. If ever u would like to talk to someone who’s been there please feel free to call me. AnnMarie has my number. My only advice is to be as positive as you can when you can and allow yourself to grieve for your loss.

    June 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm
    • Reply pinklemonsandrainbows

      Hi Aunt Joyce,

      I just wanted to tell you I saw the pic of you with your grandchildren and it indeed IS such a beautiful picture. I hope that one day I will be just as confident. My hair just recently started falling out on Tuesday so this is def the weekend where its coming all off. I do have control over at least that. Did the same type of cancer come back?

      June 13, 2013 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Donna

    You are such a strong and amazing woman!!! We are here for you if you need anything!! You have an army behind you praying for you!!

    June 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm
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