There are few words in life that can leave you breathless. Most of the time we hear about people being left breathless the first time someone says “I love you” to them. Unfortunately for thousands of people each year, the word that leaves them breathless is cancer.
“I went in for a mammogram and they said 'oh we see something here',” said Terry Bacon. “When my doctor called to tell me... complete shock. I couldn't move. Nothing existed anymore but that word cancer. It's overwhelming. You forget to breathe and you don't know how to deal with it.”
The 68-year old Spokane great-grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2012. In the following months she underwent a lumpectomy and radiation treatment.
“I didn't have to go through the chemo. I can't imagine what it's like to go through chemo,” said Terry.
The cancer is now gone, but Terry is still healing and she knows her life changed instantly and forever when her doctor said that word, cancer.