I discovered a discharge

I was 34 years old when I found out that I had breast cancer. What happened was, I got up at night and when I looked in the mirror I saw blood on my gown and I started looking up my nose because I thought I had a nose bleed. And I take high blood pressure pills and I was thinking, I said, boy, did I take my medicine? I took my gown off, I got a face cloth and as I wiped the blood off I noticed a bloody discharge from my right breast. I subscribe to Self Magazine and there was an article that I had read in there that says if you have any abnormal bleeding, contact your physician immediately. It could be a sign of cancer. And that article just came back to me. And the first thought that I had was, no, oh God no, no, not me, no, no, no. I didn't want to believe it, but deep down inside I knew that it was a problem.

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