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Afton's fight with cancer
Sep 25, 2017 Latest post:
Apr 4, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. In August of 2017 i finally decided to go to the doctor and get a lump in my left breast examined. I had been experiencing pain and then a lump had started to grow in the area each month getting a little bit larger. I had been doing research online and figured i just had a sist, nothing to worry to much about, however it was getting much larger and more uncomfortable so i made and appointment to see a specialist. At the appointment we talked about my low risk factor of having breast cancer but because i did have a lump it was best to have it checked out with a mammogram, and possibly an ultra sound. From those they found a lymph node that looked suspicious and a small lesion located in my peck muscle. On to a breast biopsy and node biopsy... yep cancer was found. next came more test and finally a PET scan. They called and asked us to come in after the scan on Friday evening. Where they told me they had discovered three mets in my right hip. So what did this mean... it means i have stage four aggressive breast cancer, my doctor said there is no cure and its not if but when cancer will kill me. But she is going to do everything that she can. So here we are ready to fight like hell. I'm 31 and i have four kids under the age of 9, a loving husband and a heck of a lot to live for. If you know me i don't especially like being told i cant do something or that things are not possible. If i had listened to that in the course of my life i wouldn't have pursued my dreams or generally amounted to much. So while i understand what I've been told i also believe in miracles and that the lord hears and answers prayers. I know i will be called home someday but i plan on that day being a little longer down the road.