Cheryl Lewis

First post: Oct 14, 2018 Latest post: Apr 20, 2019

Welcome to the Caring Bridge website.   I have had quite the health surprise recently.  I mean huge surprise--since one day I am fine and the  next day Doc calls and says get a mammogram-- five days or so later Doc calls and says get a biopsy.   Three days later Doc calls and says, um, find an oncologist and surgeon. I said, pretty shocking and obviously going to mess up my sewing schedule for a few months.  I am making a few adjustments, such as getting used to even going to the doctor more than once or twice a year.  I have gone to see doctors (yep, plural) more in the past six weeks than I have in the past six years.  They all positive, as I am, that we have found this cancer in a very early stage and I will have some pretty serious medical treatments this winter and then I should be healthy again.   My diagnosis is Invasive Bi-lateral triple positive ductal carcinoma.  Some of the testing I have had shows that, at this time, it is keeping itself in the confines of the breasts and has not spread at all.    The chemo-therapy will be starting in the next week or so.  So far the schedule is for six treatments, 21 days apart.  This will be followed by tests, surgery and perhaps radiation. 

I will try to update the journal every time something of note occurs.  I despise texting so I thought the journal entries would help me keep my friends and family up to date in a timely manner, with less texting on my part.