Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. I am hoping to keep this site updated to relieve some of the texts, concerns, calls etc that my Mom and Brian are trying to keep up with. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
On July 7th I was diagnosed with invasive mammary carcinoma on my right side. Prior to surgery I met with all doctors that would be part of my care post surgery. All of the doctors were confident that I found it quite early and that it was contained to my right breast. I made the decision to have a double mastectomy which I had on July 23rd. During surgery they test the lymph nodes to see if the cancer has spread and unfortunately they did find that the cancer was in the lymph nodes so during surgery they took out lymph nodes that were effected. Since they found the cancer in my lymph nodes it is very likely I will undergo chemo and possible radiation. I am currently home and recovering from my surgery.
Obviously we are very scared! Cancer has taken from our family before! My Dad was 43 when he passed from cancer 3 years older than I am now and my Father in law passed at 45 from cancer. I am scared for my boys I hate that they have to see me fight this battle and that they have to fight this battle with me it is just not fair! And I hate that Brian has to go through this with me, he has been nothing short of AMAZING! I could not have made it through these last few weeks without him or through these last few days after surgery. I know if he could he would take my pain away! And of course my Mama has to endure this horrible battle again after watching it take her husband. If you will keep my family in your thoughts and prayers we would greatly appreciate it!