Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

Local News

August 20, 2006

Betty Ensor made it through surgery; now she’s on the road to recovery

About a year ago, Betty Ensor discovered that she had breast cancer. Her yearly mammogram revealed the disease was in an advanced stage: without quick, surgical intervention, she would die.

“For me,” she said, “the question of whether or not to go ahead with the mastectomy was never an issue.”

Ensor had survived a heart attack and a career-ending back injury. She loved life and loved her family. She was a fighter and she was determined to win this battle. The breast was removed and she lived for almost an entire year with the visible reminder of her battle with cancer.

Her battle with the disease took its toll on her both physically and emotionally, but she’d won. Or had she? Ensor was fitted with a prosthetic right breast but she still did not feel comfortable in her clothes ... especially not in her bathing suits that were her daily uniform in summertime.

Like many other women who have the same procedure performed, Ensor did not feel whole. The prosthesis was hot and uncomfortable to wear. Worst of all, it just was not her body. She became depressed. Her victory against cancer was only a partial victory. The disease had robbed her of a part of her body that, in a way, described her identity as a woman.

After consulting with her doctors, she was told she could have surgery that would restore her to her natural contours. She was elated — until she found that she’d have to go to either Dallas or Waco to have the procedure done. It was at this point that she heard about a new doctor in town, Dr. Kent Hughes, who was a well-respected plastic surgeon and who was about to set up shop at Harris Methodist Wells Regional Hospital. An appointment for surgery was set.

Text Only
Local News
  • Charles and Gracie 1.jpg Burleson shelter reunites dog with California truck driver

    A California truck driver was reunited with his pit bull recently thanks to the family that took care of her, the police officer who found her, and the animal shelter staff that found the microchip.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • _MG_0878.JPG Antique Alley: Let the bargain shopping begin

    R.D. Curtis has been collecting clocks for about 35 years and already has about 150 in his home, the Cleburne resident said. And each spring and fall he heads out to Antique Alley to look for more.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • RVISD coach to be AD, assistant principal

    Rio Vista High School Spanish teacher Ryan Cavazos will become the assistant principal and athletic director, in addition to head basketball coach for the upcoming school year.

    April 18, 2014

  • 1 killed, 3 injured when pickup rolls outside Whitney

    A Cleburne teen was killed and three young men — including two more from Johnson County — were injured Saturday in a one-vehicle accident just north of Whitney, according to The Hillsboro Reporter.

    April 18, 2014

  • The saga continues

    The chapters in the ongoing tale of false starts and setbacks concerning Bill Miller’s downtown Cleburne building continue to pile up with the latest delivering yet another possible resolution.

    April 17, 2014

  • Johnson County hires new CRI coord.

    Johnson County commissioners on Monday approved a contract with Diana Claussen through which she will coordinate the Cities Readiness Initiative in Johnson County. County Emergency Management Coordinator Jamie Moore recommended Claussen to replace Brenda Campbell, who previously handled the program for the county.

    April 17, 2014

  • amy in Austin.jpg Marti fifth-grader to be recognized at state ceremony

    Marti Elementary fifth-grader Amy Fowler was recognized Saturday in Austin at an awards ceremony honoring state winners in the Texas PTA 2014 Reflections Art in Education program.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • All 3 candidates to participate in mayoral forum

    From probably not to maybe, Cleburne mayoral candidate Ted Reynolds now says he will participate in tonight’s mayoral forum.

    April 17, 2014

  • Janszen lay speaker at final Holy Week services

    The Cleburne Christian Business Club’s 38th annual celebration of Holy Week concludes Friday with the 7 a.m. service featuring the choirs of Field Street Baptist Church and First Baptist Church and lay speaker Jan Janszen.

    April 17, 2014

  • Food trucks rolling into Cleburne

    There will be an eclectic mix of music, art and food trucks at Market Square in downtown Cleburne on Saturday in support of the Golden Pride Band.

    April 17, 2014

Latest CTR Videos
Front page
Front page
Front page
Front page
Front page
Front page
Front page
House Ads
Featured Ads
CTR Sports
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide