Beating Breast Cancer: My Mastectomy Story
Allison W. Gryphon is a stage 3a breast cancer fighter and survivor. This is her story.
Written by Allison W. Gryphon | Illustrated by Sara Wilson | Published on August 13, 2014
Three years ago, I was 38 and pretty healthy. I did Pilates five to six days a week, and I ate a diet of lean protein and fresh fruit and vegetables. I was the one in the office people came to for advice on choosing a healthy lifestyle. My body was in great shape — or so I thought.
And then I found the lump … and then I got the call. Hearing that I had breast cancer was like suddenly being covered in spiders. I didn’t know why it happened, and I wanted it out of me in the quickest, most efficient, and most effective way possible.