Narrative Essay On Breast Cancer

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In November 2008, I was a normal teenage girl in the eighth grade, when my mother, Stacie Laprarie, was diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember this day very clearly. I had a normal day at school, only to come home and find both my parents upset. As soon as my brother and I walked in the door, our parents sat us down at the kitchen table, to tell us that our mom had received a phone call from her doctor and, she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. They told us not to worry, and they promised that everything would be all right. As the words came out of my mom’s mouth, she explained what breast cancer was and, how we as a family would support her over the next few months. My mom fought hard, to get through this difficult time for our …show more content…
The day before her procedure she had to have a dye injected into her nipple so the surgeon could find and removed them without difficulty. By the time her surgery came she and everyone else in our family was ready for this to be over with. My mother’s only sister, flew in from North Carolina to help our family during this time of need. She took care of my mother and stayed with her in the hospital so my dad and grandparents could take care of my brother and I. My brother and I were allowed to be checked out of school on our mother’s surgery day to support our mom. I can remember sitting in the waiting room for over two hours. There are no words to describe the way I felt sitting in the waiting room. It was an alarming experience, but I prayed that the doctors and hospital staff would take care of her so that everything would be normal again. As our family walked in her room, a relief came over me. Mom had survived breast cancer. When she came out of the surgery, she was not in a lot of pain and was not sure where she was at, which is the pain and surgery medication working. It was not long after she was in her room when one of the hospital staff brings in a food tray since she had to fast before her surgery. Since my brother and I saw that our mom was doing great, we ate all her food. I suppose we were nervous sitting in the waiting room, …show more content…
One of the implants was placed at the time of surgery. They used muscle from her back to reconstruct her left breast, because the doctors could not save enough skin from the surgery to cover her breast. I can remember seeing my mother incision that was in the shape of a C and it covered her side. Getting the implants the doctors said, my mother would no longer be a patient for breast cancer. This was great news. She was also happy that she would never have to do a mammogram again. She does have to have an MRI every three years to make sure that her silicone implants are not leaking. Now my family and I can say that my mother is a survivor of breast

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