Survivor says joyful outlook helped her through difficult journey
The day Cassundra Mayo discovered a lump in her left breast; it did not even cross her mind that it could be cancer.
“I was lying across my bed talking to my sister on the phone and said ‘Oh, there’s a little knot right there. Hmm, better get that checked out,’” said Mayo, who works in meter services at Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) in Shreveport.
After years of regular mammograms, Shreveport mom discovers she has three tumors
Suzanne Western has always been diligent when it comes to mammograms.
After losing a grandmother to breast cancer and seeing her aunt battle the disease, she’s always known the importance of keeping regular appointments for early detection. But it would be her own experience that would show her self-exams are equally as important.
In June 2013, only a month after a mammogram, Western found a knot in her left breast.
She had been getting ready for her first day back to work in fleet services in Shreveport following a summer vacation when she felt it while rubbing lotion on a sunburn.
Crews are storm hardening the power grid to better withstand harsh weather. They’re also trimming more trees away from power lines after more than 70 inches of rainfall between last September and June spurred vegetation growth.
Watch as Distribution System Inspector Sr. Philip Johnson details these and other ongoing projects in East Texas.
SWEPCO is planning to put more wind
energy to work for customers.
In a proposal recently filed with
utility regulators, SWEPCO is asking for approval to add 810 megawatts (MW) of wind
energy by 2022. This
proposal supports SWEPCO’s long-term plan of significantly increasing
its use of more environmentally friendly energy sources such as wind and solar.
The SWEPCO Sunday Funday allowed visitors to experience museum exhibits free of charge, including its 1 million-volt dual Tesla Coils. This caged lighting display moves to the rhythm of some favorite musical tunes such as “The Lone Ranger.”