My name is Eleanor Alexander. I resided in Bridgeport, Connecticut for 40 years before moving to Shelton, Connecticut where I now live.
In August of 1999, after having my yearly mammogram, I was told I needed to have a biopsy on my right breast because there was a lump. After the results of the biopsy, I was told I had breast cancer. I was quite shocked. I felt quite powerless over it. I didn’t know what to do or what to say or what questions to ask my doctor.
I put my faith, hope, and trust in God to see me through whatever I had to go through. He did.
I had a lumpectomy and had nodes removed. I then had five months of chemotherapy followed by six weeks of radiation.
I want to thank my family, friends, and brothers and sisters of faith for their prayers and support.
I urge women to do the monthly breast exam and to go and get that mammogram. I believe early detection is the best protection.
I am into my third year of recovery. I give God the glory, honor and praise.
I continually pray for all the women who will, who are, and who have gone through this.
Stay strong and take one day at a time. Enjoy your life and those you love.