Dec 10, 2019 Latest post:
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Thanks for taking time to check in with us! Your interest, prayers and loving support bolster our spirits for Breast Cancer Part II.
Most of you know I underwent treatment back in 2011. For 8 years, I remained cancer-free. Since I’m BRCA negative with no family history of cancer, we did not expect a recurrence.
Once the new diagnosis was confirmed, we experienced God’s peace for His plan. I feel like I’m on a mission trip to be “flexible and fluid” for all the new things the Lord will show me during Part II. My heart is tender for those of you on a similar trip. Let’s encourage one another!
I have invasive lobular breast cancer (same side). This time it is aggressive. For this reason and others, we feel the Lord leading me to have a bilateral mastectomy. Surgery is scheduled at Baylor Scott White Hospital at Plano, TX, on Wednesday, December 11. I will be on the Oncology Floor (7th).
It will be a long day as there are three parts involving radiology and two great surgeons (9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.). We’re told I’ll be done by 5 p.m. Aaron is waiting with Don, and Andrew will come once I’m out. Don will stay overnight with me. I’ll be able to return home once the pain is managed (1-5 nights) – fluid and flexible!
Part II’s finish line will be later in February and March. The doctors do not think I will need chemo or radiation, but the pathology will guide that decision. For sure, I’ll be back on aromatase inhibitor hormone therapy for 10 years.
I have received incredible support: cards, texts, emails, hugs, flowers, gifts, lunches, counsel, and prayers – so many I’ve had to turn down some things due to lack of time. The body of Christ is amazing! Bless you all. My guys are checking on me almost daily and our Texas family is going the extra mile with a special “Be a Warrior” bracelet and a stuffed “Aslan” lion to keep me strong at the hospital. A big bonus is that my sister is coming from St. Louis Dec. 15-20th to help during recovery! Because of this spiritual and emotional supply, we feel prepared and ready to do this. The Lord’s cup overflows with goodness and love. The Good Shepherd is leading us.
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