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SUSAN’S STORY, Part I:

I was coming home from work, very tired. It was a Friday, December 2012, and I saw a blinking light on the phone message machine. The message was just a computerized voice saying that it had come to their attention, in reviewing records, that I had not had a mammogram that year.

So I made an appointment and go in for the mammogram. Nothing unusual about that. Return to work. The next morning, they called and asked that I come back in. They said it wasn't clear on the right side. I still didn't think a thing about that, that it wasn't clear. I just thought maybe there had been a malfunction of the machine.

I went back over. They said this time they really wanted it to be a little deeper, so they would do a diagnostic. I had no idea what they meant. I said okay, that'll be fine. After it was done, they put me in a little waiting area, and so I was just sitting there.

I knew I was in trouble when the radiology doctor came in. He bent down to look me in the face, eye to eye, and said, “Do you know a surgeon? You’re going to need one.” And I thought, oh dear.

We scheduled the biopsy, which is of course a surgical procedure. Went back on January 3 for the results. He showed me the pathology report and presented me with options. I was shocked. Just shocked.

Here I am, never dreaming I was going to get cancer, and I’ll tell you why. I thought I had kind of a safety net, because I had “done my time.”

----- Next week My Story will present you with more of Susan’s fascinating, tragic, and redemptive story. -----

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#MyStoryCancerGPS
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• All stories are based on spoken interviews.

• Scroll through the Cancer GPS Facebook feed to view more stories.

• Visit www.cancergps.org for cancer tips and more.

• Visit www.youtube.com/GPSMentoring for videos about specific cancers.

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SUSAN’S STORY, Part I:

I was coming home from work, very tired. It was a Friday, December 2012, and I saw a blinking light on the phone message machine. The message was just a computerized voice saying that it had come to their attention, in reviewing records, that I had not had a mammogram that year.

So I made an appointment and go in for the mammogram. Nothing unusual about that. Return to work. The next morning, they called and asked that I come back in. They said it wasnt clear on the right side. I still didnt think a thing about that, that it wasnt clear. I just thought maybe there had been a malfunction of the machine. 

I went back over. They said this time they really wanted it to be a little deeper, so they would do a diagnostic. I had no idea what they meant. I said okay, thatll be fine. After it was done, they put me in a little waiting area, and so I was just sitting there. 

I knew I was in trouble when the radiology doctor came in. He bent down to look me in the face, eye to eye, and said, “Do you know a surgeon? You’re going to need one.” And I thought, oh dear. 

We scheduled the biopsy, which is of course a surgical procedure. Went back on January 3 for the results. He showed me the pathology report and presented me with options. I was shocked. Just shocked. 

Here I am, never dreaming I was going to get cancer, and I’ll tell you why. I thought I had kind of a safety net, because I had “done my time.” 

----- Next week My Story will present you with more of Susan’s fascinating, tragic, and redemptive story. -----

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#MyStoryCancerGPS
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• All stories are based on spoken interviews.

• Scroll through the Cancer GPS Facebook feed to view more stories.

• Visit www.cancergps.org for cancer tips and more.

• Visit www.youtube.com/GPSMentoring for videos about specific cancers.

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#cancerawareness • #standuptocancer • #survivor • #cancersurvivor • #beatcancer • #cancer • #cancersucks • #stopcancer • #fightcancer • #cancerstory • #dogood • #MyStoryCancerGPS • • #hope • #hopeforcancer •  • #socialgood • #curecancer  • #humaninterest • #HONY • #storycorps  • #HumansOfNewYork • #breastcancer • #radiation • #lumpectomy • #whybadthingshappentogoodpeople

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My friend Helen ,has to keep doing her time , Leukemia remission,aggressive attack this time , Prayers for all who have had or have cancer ,it takes everything but the soul ,

Susan is a mentor and dear friend and she has the strength and courage to face such challenges with dignity and grace! She is an inspiration to so many people.....Susan, you are loved!!!!

Thank you for sharing your story, Susan. God bless you and GPS and all whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Bless you. Hope all goes well.

Praying

God bless.

Amen

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