Cheryl Cuddy, Survivor since 2007
I am a 10 year Breast Cancer Survivor now!! And I am proud to be alive!!
It was a hard, long road, but I did it!!!
I had my first mammogram 9/06 and it was the worst news ever after that. I was told 10/13/06 the devastating news. I did not know what to do?? I kept this secret to my self for a few weeks and it was awful. I knew I had to tell my family so I finally did. And it all went so fast after that. I was ready for my mastectomy within the next month.
I had a left mastectomy and tram reconstruction surgery all at the same time . A long 9 1/2 hour surgery!!! Ugh !! I did it !!
Chemotherapy to follow every 2 weeks, sick as a dog and not eating , losing my hair, extremely tired, no energy!! A long road to recovery!!! My friends and family helped me so much !! I had to make it, especially for my 2 children!! And I did . I am here now, 10 years later !!! What a journey.