Seven years ago I underwent surgery to remove a small lump in my breast. The lump and resulting pathology changed the next year of my life and brought breast cancer into my health history.
It is interesting being a survivor. I have many breast cancer sisters and enjoy providing information and support to newly diagnosed women.
In my other world, I am a mom to three children who keep growing up. My daughter who was a toddler at diagnosis, is now heading towards breast development and puberty. My post cancer baby is almost four. My oldest hardly remembers when mom had breast cancer, but knows it's part of his history too.
Having year after year of clean scans and no evidence of disease is great and relieving. Not everyone has been as lucky.