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Breast Cancer Journey
Mar 7, 2018 Latest post:
Aug 29, 2018
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My story starts in mid December...let's say the 15th.. Ish. But I was in the middle of Christmas, work was busy and I had my go home vacation coming up. Really hoping it wasn't anything but knew it was definitely there and had to be checked. I told Amanda she said try not to think about it but go in as soon as you get back off vacation. I did and this starts the timeline, I will save you from hearing all the ups and down stories that go with it. Although some of you know.
01/17/18 - diagnostic mammogram / sonogram 01/31/18 - breast biopsy 02/01/18 - diagnosis - Invasive ductal carcinoma...blah blah 02/05/18 - follow up mammogram 02/08/18 - Breast Surgeon Appt. (Mary Brian / Awsome surgeon, highly recommended!!!) 02/15/18 - Breast MRI / Harris Methodist Bedford 02/21/18 - Plastic surgeon appt. (Jonathan Heistein / Awesome surgeon and I have more surgery to come. I really like him and ALL the office staff. I have heard all good things. I am so confident in this team. 😊 Throwing my other health thing going on as well.. 02/26/18 - found cracked tooth, 3 bad ones. Recommended removing 7 teeth and putting in an implant. But ended up 7 extractions and 3 implants... this was probably more painful than the hospital stay. But maybe cause morphine? Lol 02/28/18 - PreOp test at Harris Methodist Southlake. 03/07/18 - Surgery - double mastectomy/ reconstructive surgery inserting tissue spacers. 03/08/18 - released from hospital. They were awesome before surgery, some of the very best. Then was the night nurse that changed everything into bad. I was treated horrible and asked to go home. They seemed to be pushing me out the door anyway and were very condescending and uncaring. Never ever had been treated that way. 03/15/18 - post OP appt. / 1st appt with oncologist Lea Krekow, who is also just awesome. Love her, she took as much time as we had questions. Very good bedside manner. 03/19/18 - post OP appt. / Dr. Heistein in FW office 03/20/18 - finished dental cleaning 02/21/18 - dental surgery - 7 extractions / 3 implants. Pain 03/28/18 - echo and chemo learn 03/28/18 - Dr Heistein - injection 04/02/18 - 1st Chemo - 9 am till 3 pm. 04/04/18 - Dr Heistien - injection 04/09/18 - Lab / Dr K / IV fluids / steriods/ nausea 04/11/18 - Dr. Heistein - injection 04/08/18 - Dr. Heistein I injection 04/20/18 - Dentist to remove stitches 04/23/18 - 2nd Chemo, also lab and Doctor 04/25/18 - Dr Heistein last injection. Next step 4 weeks from my last chemo session of the 1st 6 I will have my second surgery. 04/30/18 - labs 05/07/18 - labs 05/14/18 - labs, Dr. K, chemo treatment #3. Next chemo scheduled date is June 4th.... this was the timeline of this journey. I have others, as all of us do. I would love support during this time. In prayer from all. Others that can help in other ways. Even just a kind word text to uplift during the next couple of weeks. If I dont answer it is cause I am unable but I will let each know when I do. I love you all, your my support and prayer warriors. I know in my heart it's not a choice it is God's will and that is all I want from this testimony he is creating for me. His will for all... He will get the Glory. My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ... 😊