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Nourish Michelle

Tacoma, WA


Hi, friends and neighbors! Let's support Michelle as she recovers from surgery. Here's Michelle's story in her own words: "I didn’t share my cancer diagnosis with many people; partly because I’ve been processing it myself, and also because I didn’t want to bum anyone out. But, my surgery was yesterday, and I’m home recovering before my radiation treatment begins in three or four weeks. I have been incredibly lucky to have my breast cancer discovered so very early - stage 0 to be exact. It was both random chance combined with the super diligence of my primary care doctor. It started in March with mastitis which is unusual for someone my age. That’s the random chance part. That got me into my doctor who ordred both a mammogram and an ultrasound. It was so early that the mammogram didn’t see it. The very small mass was found with an ultrasound. It would have remained hidden if not for my amazing doctor. But, the really bad one was only found after my breast cancer surgeon ordered an MRI. So, not just one, but two, and neither would have been found with simply an annual mammogram. I still have a month of daily radiation to look forward to, but I can’t even explain how extremely fortunate I feel. So many times I wanted to reach out to my friends, and tell you what was going on, but I never figured out the right way to do it. I’m sharing now because it could remind one of you to get your annual screening, and to speak to your doctor if you have any concerns no matter how insignificant you think they might be. They also might not be." Michelle always shows up when she's needed. I'd love for us to show up for her and help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety from Aaron and Veronica.

Special Notes

Michelle's favorite take out restaurants are Cactus, Europa, Maharaj, and Le Le She enjoys Middle Eastern, French bistro, and says you can't go wrong with anything pasta. Please no shellfish at all and low sodium of possible.

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