Fast forward to today. I’m just one week from having the cancer removed surgically. I’m feeling great. I called my doctor to check on the pathology report. She said, “There’s nothing in the lymph nodes. They removed three nodes, and none of them have cancer. They are all negative.” I had to repeat it three or four times and write it down. She said the tumor was 1.6 cm and was found very early. Early detection. Found because of a little round bar of soap.
From that day in late September to Oct. 19, I encouraged women to feel my lump. Some women felt it and the color in their face would drain. I did it because I want others to learn from this: use a different size of soap, don’t skip your mammograms, talk to your doctor if you have family history of cancer, reach out to another person if you have a story to share.
We are so grateful for every action you have already taken to help our family: the kind notes, thoughts & prayer, meals, play dates with the kids and laughter—we love laughter.
So here’s to small soap and big support from amazing families and friends. Thank you.