About

Pink Lemonade Gal

My story begins on St. Patrick’s Day 2005 when I received the news that I had lobular breast cancer.  No symptoms, no family history, no lumps…no nothing.  The cancer was diagnosed after a baseline screening mammogram. My gynecologist recommended that I get a picture of my breasts at 35 so when I turn 40, I would have those pictures to compare for any differences.  I thought that made sense. Neither one of us thought for a minute that the mammogram would show any cancerous cells!

We were moving back to the Midwest at the time of the diagnosis. We started treatment shortly afterwards. It turned out all the treatments didn’t work and I was diagnosed again a few years later.

I created this website because I found from my own experience that people don’t always know what to do or say when someone they know is diagnosed with cancer. People that have been in your lives for years and years may not even pick up the phone because they have absolutely no idea what to say.  Or when you see them out at a party they may actually tell you to your face with a laugh “I wouldn’t want to be in your shoes”! One of these days I will write a compilation of all the unique things people said to me and my husband! We find them funny now! But I found that a lot of other cancer survivors experienced some of the same situations so I thought maybe this site would be helpful to those recently diagnosed or for those who know someone with a cancer diagnosis but don’t know what to do or say.

Wishing you health and happiness!
Michelle Murphy

 


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