Hi! My name is Margaret Patterson and I am a breast cancer survivor.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 1999. I discovered a lump a couple days after leaving the doctors office. I was asked to come in immediately. I was referred to see a specialist and she did a biopsy, which came back positive. I was floored!
It is only by the grace of God that I came through with flying colors, because he told me that he would not put any more on me that I can handle. I had surgery because it had gone into the lymphoid.
I went through chemotherapy and radiation, lost my hair after the first treatment, was admitted in the hospital for six days because the chemo was wiping out all my white blood cells and my body was not able to fight off germs. But I knew that I was going to be okay, because of my faith in God.