In 2015, my husband and I were elated to discover we were pregnant with our second child. But soon I found a pea sized lump in my breast. It was diagnosed as a clogged milk duct with instructions to apply hot compresses and message it. Our beautiful baby girl arrived. After some research, I found a doctor to examine the growing golf ball sized lump. The ultrasound required an immediate biopsy. Leaving the office, I anticipated bad news. That call came, I had breast cancer.
There was no family history, I was a young mother. I had never even had a mammogram, but my tumor was large. I had to have consultation that day. A port was implanted, and chemotherapy started. How could one phone call change everything?
Of the different types of Breast Cancer, mine was Triple Negative a very aggressive form. Chemotherapy hit me hard and fast. I quickly lost my hair and was completely incapable of caring for our new baby. My body was being pushed to its limits, vomiting and so toxic the bed-sheets left bruises.
What should have been the happiest time of my life became a fight to survive. I was determined to live. Today I am a 3-year cancer survivor. While I have survived there has been a toll taken on my body. The treatment that saved my life also damaged my heart. I am still far away from the pre cancer Jacqueline, but I know that every day I grow stronger and one day I will be as strong as I ever was.
This bra “The Jacqueline” will support women through their treatment. It is strong, comfortable and inspiring. Please click the link to donate and help support the development of this bra for all women at A World of Pink!
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