My journey with breast cancer began in the spring of 2015. I was diagnosed with invasive DCIS. I had a lumpectomy and fairly quickly returned to life as normal. That life included living in Macon, working as an elementary music teacher, enjoying special times with my Mom, and spending time with family and friends. In September 2015, my mother passed away after a brief illness. She had truly been my cheerleader and support through my initial journey with breast cancer. Life had now changed unexpectantly, and there was soon to be another bend in the road.

In December 2015, following my six-month check-up from my lumpectomy, I was diagnosed with DCIS again in the same breast. In January 2016, I had a bilateral mastectomy with latissimus flap reconstruction. I was very blessed to have a breast surgeon and a plastic surgeon in the Atlanta area from whom I received outstanding care. The road ahead to recovery was not one I had anticipated.

My plastic surgeon highly recommended TurningPoint for rehabilitation after my surgery. For the sake of convenience, since I live in Macon, I inquired about physical therapists in the Macon area, and there was nothing that compared with the specialized care and expertise of TurningPoint. I was assured that it would be worth it, and I was definitely not disappointed!

Upon my first visit to TurningPoint, I found a warm, inviting atmosphere that immediately put me at ease. After I left my first appointment, I had a real sense of hope – hope that I would once again, in time, return to normal movement and activity. In the months that followed, sweet friendships developed with the staff. I was blessed with more than just highly specialized physical therapy care; I was blessed with a new circle of support, new cheerleaders who were caring, compassionate, and understanding of my specific needs from my particular surgery. I looked forward to my appointments at TurningPoint; they were worth every mile!

The Lord has lovingly provided family and friends to help and encourage me in priceless ways. TurningPoint has been a vital part of that. I am so very grateful for the wonderful work of TurningPoint and how they have ministered to me and been an integral part of my journey with breast cancer!