My name is Denise McCroskey. I am now a FIVE YEAR SURVIVOR of Stage 3 Her2 Positive Breast Cancer. Within 3 years of my own diagnosis, little did I know that my mom would be diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer and my only sibling, my sister and best friend, would be diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. It has been one LONG RIDE.
I began this blog on my day of diagnosis with Stage 3 Triple Positive Breast Cancer – I had a HUGE over 6 cm tumor, the size of a tennis ball, and 14 lymph nodes removed, 9 nodes were cancerous. When I started my Blog, I had no idea that it would become so busy (over 2,000,000 people have read it to date) and that it would become my passion to help others going through this terrible disease. I write about every aspect of breast cancer. Before breast cancer, I was a medical sissy who couldn’t stand to get a blood test for fear of passing out!
I endured a Mastectomy of the left breast, Adriamycin Cytoxan (AC) Chemo, Taxol Chemo, Herceptin, had a heart attack because of Chemo and heart damage due to Herceptin, 33 radiation treatments, and have been on Arimidex (Anastrozole) for 4 years. Also, I also have to cope with Lymphedema. With all that behind me, I am doing quite well now and just had another clear checkup!
Since I spent hours researching what I needed to purchase during and after Breast Cancer treatments, I opened an online store, Hello Courage, www.hellocourage.com to make things easier for others. I made it affordable and offer FREE SHIPPING in USA since breast cancer is expensive no matter what your insurance. One thing I learned is that looking better during treatment helps you feel better! Please check out http://www.hellocourage.com or click on image!
This is my story. If you or someone you love are fighting Breast Cancer, I hope and pray you will find some solace in my experiences and strength to keep up the battle. It is long and grueling, but there is hope and life after Breast Cancer!! Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I love to give hope and support to others!