Hi, I am a sixty-year young grandmother of 6. I am now one year out from the beginning of treatment for Tonsil and Breast cancer. I am NED, no evidence of disdease, at this time. I had surgery, IMRT radiation and chemotherapy for Tonsil cancer and 2 lumpectomies and radiation for breast cancer. It was a very trying 2011 for me and my family, but I am getting better month by month. I am being treated at Mayo Florida and they have taken very good care of me. We must be our own health care advocates, however, and fight like the dickens!!!
I want to encourage anyone beginning their treatment, recovering and living with the aftermath of cancer to know there is always hope - even when you don't feel it. I am living proof. I don't know how long I will be free from active cancer, but I intend to live each day to the best of my ability with grace and courage.