My name is Denise McCroskey. I am now a TEN 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 never dreamed it would become my purpose and passion to help others going through this terrible disease. I write about every aspect of breast cancer.
I endured a Mastectomy of the left breast and soon will have my right breast removed, 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 5 years. I was only able to have 3 months of the miracle drug, Herceptin, as a result of the heart issues. Also, I also have to cope with Lymphedema. With all that said, I am doing quite well now and just had another clear checkup! My mom is now 4 years out and my sister is 3 years out! We are so grateful we made it through!!
Since I spent hours researching what I needed to purchase during and after Breast Cancer treatments, I opened an online store, Hello Courage, http://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!