My surgeon advised it would be the best to have a larger margin of clear or non-cancerous tissue around the tumor site removed to reduce the risk of reoccurrence. A month later, I was in surgery having a partial mastectomy with a reduction on the other side to make me symmetrical. This would be the first major surgery I'd have since I had my tonsils out as a child. The thought of having surgery was scarier to me than what I was having done. As a matter of fact, I truly believe it was exactly the way that God wanted to heal me at that time. I still believe this today.
3 years later, I was having a ton of pain in my right knee, my lower back and right hip. After seeing doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors and the emergency room for what was thought to be sciatica over the course of a year, I was referred to a pain management specialist for a consultation to try pain meds. After a month or so of no relief, I was referred to get an MRI of my lower abdomen to the knees.
|In the circle is the tumor on my right hip and|
socket in the pelvic bone, which was removed.
I knew this was not the type of news I wanted to hear. I lay there though talking to God telling Him, "Whatever this is, we are going through this together."