1 and 8 A+

1 in 8 women get breast cancer. I’m one of them. 3 years ago today, I found out that I wouldn’t need chemo for my breast cancer treatment. There was an 8% chance of it returning based on the tests that were done. Doing chemo would reduce that by 1%. The risk didn’t outweigh the benefits so they strongly suggested no chemo. I remember being relieved and excited but also cautious. One friend had said to me, “wouldn’t you feel horrible if you didn’t do chemo and it returned?” That stuck in the back of my mind, but I had to look at the numbers. I recently tried to Google what 1% chances there were but that didn’t come up with easy results. I’m my head, I thought I’d have a 1% chance of pretty much anything else happening to me, so it didn’t seem worth the risk.

Today, on this “anniversary” of sorts, I gave blood. I’m A+ blood type. I didn’t correlate the dates when I made the appointment, but I think it’s cool. A (+) positive thing to do that could make a big difference to someone I’ll never meet. There is a lot of negative going on, so if you’re able to donate blood – do something positive. It takes less than an hour of your time & could make a surgery go smoother or an ER visit a life saving one.

Peace be with you today, with whatever is going on in your journey. You’ve been equipped for whatever it is. I hope you know that you are loved, and you are enough.

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