Goodbye Tumor

On November 1st, I went in for my mammogram and ultrasound to check out the lump I had discovered on my breast. Today, May 1st, I went in for the follow-up. This time, I was not scared one bit. I know the cancer is gone, and I am ready for the tests to start showing this information. I checked in, put my robe on, and sat in the waiting room, feeling confident and happy with the progress I have made. As I lay waiting for the radiologist, I closed my eyes thinking how far I have come, and when she walked in and told me that the tumor is gone, I breathed a sigh of relief. THE TUMOR IS OFFICIALLY GONE. The only thing visible on the ultrasound was the little clip they put in to mark where the tumor was.

BOOM BOOM AND BOOM! Next week, I have my MRI, and I look forward to more definitive results showing that the chemotherapy worked. I am grateful for everyone’s support, and I can’t wait for my surgery on June 5th.

Before I go, I wanted to share a very special video with you. I premiered my piece about breast cancer last weekend at the LBHS Dance Concert, and I will have footage to show you soon. I do have the mini-documentary that played before the piece, and I would like to thank Philip Knowlton for helping me with this project. I also would like to thank my lighting designer, Joey Navarrete, and my sound composer, Justin Scheid. Last, but not least, I would like to thank my 21 dancers. We did it!


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