Barbara M de Varona

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 | Artist: | Category: | No Comments

Barbara M de Varona

How do you know breast cancer?

“Several years ago I found a lump. I underwent an ultrasound to see if it was benign or malignant. Prior to the procedure, I sat in the waiting room with my husband; he read his book, my thoughts raced. I pictured the worse, in a numbed, suspended reality sort of way… I imagined myself breastless, and wondered what he would think; hairless: what would he think? My results, I believe, took about two weeks. They were negative and I was clear. I didn’t come away from it feeling lucky, so much as thankful and sorrowful for the countless others who don’t get to walk away from a scare, but rather charge into a battle for their lives. I commend your courage.”

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