Sara Fontañez Gonzalez

My name is Sara Fontañez Gonzalez. I live in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. I was born on January 23. 1944. I am the third child of seven brothers and sisters.

One day, I examined my breast and, on my right breast, I felt a bump. I went to the doctors and I was told to get a mammogram. In August 26, 1997, I was hospitalized and my right breast was removed. For me, this situation was not easy. I began not to care, getting nervous and crying all day. I couldn’t believe what I was going through. I felt like the world was falling on me. I wanted to die.

But, thank God and thanks for the help of my family and friends, I could have overcome this crisis. A lot of churches prayed for me and I know all the prayers were answered. After a month of my operation, I was in treatment and that was not easy. But, I wanted to recover. I started to see the light of a new day. I had to ask God for more strength for this treatment during the seven months. I am in a treatment of pills, which are called Norvadex for five years. It is chemotherapy.

I give thanks to God and all those who were with me through this tough time.

Today, I feel a great desire to live. I live with my Dad who is 83 years old. My mother died the same month of my operation. To all women, my advice is to get a mammogram every year just so any problem can be found early.

Me llamo Sara Fontañez Gonzalez. Vivo en Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Nací el 23 de enero de 1944. Soy la terecera de siete hermanos.

Un dia me examine mis senos y en el dercho tenia un abseso. Fuí al medico y me mandaron a hacer una mammogrofia, salidendo un tumor en la misma. En Agosto 26 de 1997 me hopitalizaron y me amputaron mi seno derecho en su totalidad. Para mi no fué facil esta situacion yo me desesperé, me puse muy nerviosa y llore mucho. No pude creer lo que me estaba pasando. Senté que el mundo me caia encima. Crei morir, pero gracias al apoyo de mi familia y amigos, he podido sobrepasar esta crisis. En muchas iglesias oraron por mi y se que Dios escucho todas esas oraciones. Comencé tratamento de quimo terapia.

El mismo no fue facil pero yo queria recuperarme, sequir viendo la luz de un nuevo dia, y tuve que pedirle a Dios animo para mantenerme en este tratamiento, durante siete meses. Auñ continuo con el tratamiento de Norvadex por espacio de cinco anos.

Doy gracias a Dios y todos los que me apoyaron por salir adelante de estaprueba. Hoy siento un deseo grande de seguir viviendo. Vivo con mi papa, al que cuido (83 anos). Mi Mama murio casi en la fecha de mi operacion. A todos las mujeres les exhorto a que se hagan la prueba de Mamogrofia cada año y se le pueda detectar calquier condicion a tiempo.

 

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