Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
On spreading awareness…
“From the day the doctor said the word ‘carcinoma’… You know, your heart stops for a minute.
But I knew, as soon as I breathed again, I knew it was going to be fine. I just knew that I was going to come out of it.
I am the poster child for early detection.
I consider myself very lucky. If my story gets one person in sooner, then it’s all worth it.
If it saves one person the heartache of suffering more than I did, then the disease served a purpose.”
“You have to listen.
Listen to yourself.
Listen to your body.
Listen to your doctors.
You have to lean on your friends and your family, and you have to fight.
You don’t ever give up.
It doesn’t matter how bad the diagnosis is, you just don’t give up. You listen and you move forward. You do everything you can.
Never, ever give up.”
Nancy Pendleton | 56 | Alvarado, TX | mother of Jimmy, Laura, and Amanda | wife to Jim | retired
Diagnosis: Ductal Papillary Carcinoma August 2008 | Lumpectomy July 2008 | Radiation September – October 2008 | Survivor