Share Your Story: Kathy Watson

Cancer Survivor Story

My journey began in September 2008 when I found a lump in my left breast. 

My doctor sent me for a mammogram which didn’t tell us much so I was then sent for an ultrasound which showed that there was a mass with a hard crust. I was told not to worry that it was probably just a cyst. I was sent for a biopsy at the end of September where they drained the “cyst”. Now it is the end of November and I still haven’t heard what the results are so I made an appointment to see my doctor to try and find out. While all this is going on I am making plans to head to Mexico on Dec 13, 2008 and really excited.
On Dec. 9, 2008 4 days before we are ready to leave for Mexico my doctor called me to come to his office at 2 pm this is when he dropped the bomb “You have cancer”.  I have never felt so numb and alone as I did at that moment.  He sent me to a wonderful surgeon who told me to go on my vacation and have a great time. It was hard at first to not think about it all the time but I managed to have a wonderful time.
I came home on Dec.21, 2008 and was hit with reality all over again there were 5 messages on my answering machine from the surgeon’s office with appointment after appointment at the Cross Cancer Institute. And for the next 11 months there was Chemotherapy, a lumpectomy and breast reduction surgery then radiation treatment. It has been a long and grueling year. But with all that the cancer is gone and I am a Survivor and I could never have gotten through any of it if not for the greatest support system of Family and Friends anyone could ever have, also the great Doctors and staff at the Cross Cancer Institute. Thank you all.
So this is why I have decided to become a part of this wonderful event in 2010. I am going to do what ever I can to help all the other women out there that are still going through it.
Kathy Watson

My journey began in September 2008 when I found a lump in my left breast. 

My doctor sent me for a mammogram which didn’t tell us much so I was then sent for an ultrasound which showed that there was a mass with a hard crust. I was told not to worry that it was probably just a cyst. I was sent for a biopsy at the end of September where they drained the “cyst”. Now it is the end of November and I still haven’t heard what the results are so I made an appointment to see my doctor to try and find out. While all this is going on I am making plans to head to Mexico on Dec 13, 2008 and really excited.

On Dec. 9, 2008 4 days before we are ready to leave for Mexico my doctor called me to come to his office at 2 pm this is when he dropped the bomb “You have cancer”.  I have never felt so numb and alone as I did at that moment.  He sent me to a wonderful surgeon who told me to go on my vacation and have a great time. It was hard at first to not think about it all the time but I managed to have a wonderful time.

I came home on Dec.21, 2008 and was hit with reality all over again there were 5 messages on my answering machine from the surgeon’s office with appointment after appointment at the Cross Cancer Institute. And for the next 11 months there was Chemotherapy, a lumpectomy and breast reduction surgery then radiation treatment. It has been a long and grueling year. But with all that the cancer is gone and I am a Survivor and I could never have gotten through any of it if not for the greatest support system of Family and Friends anyone could ever have, also the great Doctors and staff at the Cross Cancer Institute. Thank you all.

So this is why I have decided to become a part of this wonderful event in 2010. I am going to do what ever I can to help all the other women out there that are still going through it.

 

Kathy Watson

 


 

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