What did you do last summer?
I had a mastectomy.
by Jayne Hayes, 1999
Early one morning last May, as I lay in my bed, I put my hands under my arms to warm them. As my hands cupped my breasts, I felt an unusual lump. It didn't hurt at all and I couldn't feel it from the inside, but it was distinctly there. It seemed to me to be about the size of a peanut. continue story
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