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8/25/2016 Latest post:
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At the end of June my yearly mammogram showed some suspicious tissue. I had another mammogram and then a biopsy. The results came back as an aggressive cancer. I was referred to Dr. Angela Seda and feel very comfortable with her. She is kind and patient and very thorough. Because of my family history and age she recommended we do some more testing before choosing the plan of treatment. Most of the tests came back showing good results; the cancer appears to only be in one breast and no other places in the body. My oncologist is Dr. Heidi Jordan, and I absolutely love her. When we walked into the office I knew that she was one of many evidences of the grace of God in this journey. She recommends that we do chemo first in an effort to kill and shrink the tumor and then surgery to remove it. I will have a port inserted to administer the chemo every other week for 16 weeks. Because the cancer is aggressive the chemo will be harsh. I will likely have the common symptoms associated with chemo: nausea, fatigue, hair loss. I know that God's grace is sufficient, and He will sustain me through this and all that is to come. Please join me, Dudley, the kids, and our family and friends as we ask for Divine Healing. But if God chooses not to take the cancer away, we pray for wisdom and protection for every Dr., medicine, treatment, surgery, and recovery I face in this journey. I, or one of the kids, will post here regularly to give updates, status reports, and prayer requests.