Welcome to my CaringBridge website. II am using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
As many of you know, I am facing a health challenge. Before I get specific, I want to be sure that there are no responses that imply fear or lack of trust and faith. Here are the specifics as I know them today: About three weeks ago, I discovered a lump in my left breast. I have had a diagnostic mammogram and a biopsy. The reports were not what I wanted to hear. I have an appointment with a surgeon on Tuesday, April 25.
I believe that words and thoughts have power, so you will not see me refer to the common name of this disease. I have told my primary care physician, and intend to make it clear with every medical professional I encounter, that I don't ever want to hear what stage it is, nor do I want to hear any prognoses. I am requesting this because it is imperative that I stay positive and out of fear.
I am certain that, as odd as it may sound, this is an opportunity to stretch my Spiritual muscle. It is merely a bump in the road, or, as my cousin said, "... a lump in the road." This too shall pass, and I shall be stronger for having gone through it.