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Jo Ann Norton

After going to a routine mammogram I found out within 9 days and 4 appointments (ultrasound, biopsy, etc) that I had breast cancer. It is located om my right breast and is 1.8 cm. I am going to use this site to keep people updated. I am so blessed with sooooo many friends that want to know is going on and not enough time to message everyone on a daily or weekly basis. I invite people to check my journal or leave note in it anytime. There are ways to help but we can talk outside the journal when it comes to that. Either way, I am the richest person in the world when it comes to framily (friends that are like family), friends and family!!! ♡♡♡ UPDATE, as of 3/11/19... Well, at first, I was going to get a double-mastectomy but was given the option of reconstruction while they performed the lumpectomy of the tumor. After the surgery I will undergo 19 rounds of radiation in 4 weeks. The only thing that will change that is if the cancer had went into the lymph nodes (they can tell when they are performing the surgery with the dye they put in the day before) and/or the tumor (they send to California to check for oncotones) comes back bad/reoccuring...then chemo would have to happen. I will be getting back with each and every person that has messaged me and or donated...I will have a lot of time on my hands after the surgery, for sure. If possible, could you all send/message/text me your mailing address. You all are precious...thank you! I know most of you think, because of athletic or military/combat background, that I am strong but this one has me thrown for a loop. I will find a way to kick cancer's a$$...one way or another.


Jo Ann Aho Norton
Grand Rapids, MI

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