Claire Dickey

First post: Jun 15, 2020 Latest post: Jan 15, 2021
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Hello all,  as I sit here I know more than I did a few days ago but there will be so much more for me to learn....   

Last week after biopsy I found out I have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma = Breast Cancer.
Estrogen Positive 
Progesterone Negative
HER2 Positive
Stage 3 or 4

After a week of tests, a bone scan and a CT PET scan to figure out if it is stage 3 or 4.  We know that it is stage 4....   but barely  I have  3 additional spots on my spine which they found after layering the bone scan and PET CT scan. All 3 are small so we are going to proceed with treatment as if it was stage 3.  There is a special name for it but I don’t know what it is yet...  but this is a miracle!! It could have been so much worse. 

So you all know I’m a positive person and I’m going to keep being that person. Does this suck?! It does, but I’m going to make it!! The future will have a lot of challenges... chemo, mastectomy and radiation. I’m not going to be able to work, see people or travel for awhile...    

Right now today I’m worried about all the unknowns, about Lyle and the kids and about making sure everything is taken care of...  that I’m ready to go.  

I’m staying positive and looking for the sunshine and the silver lining. This is just part of my story, but I will rise out of this a better and stronger person, with new projects ahead of me and new places and people to discover!!  

Thank you for being part of my life and part of this journey...   

In the end all that matters is the love you give, and you will always have mine. ✨❤️✨