Elaine Hancock | CaringBridge

Elaine Hancock

First post: Jan 3, 2018 Latest post: Mar 2, 2018
Dear Ones, thank you for checking in on this site! Don and I will try to keep you posted on how things are going with us. Please feel free to post comments here anytime. I will do my very best to comment whenever I’m able, depending on how strong I am that day and whenever there’s anything new to report.
My last radiation appointment was this morning, 10 out of 10. I finished this course, Praise God!! He has been so good and gracious to me and my family!  
You may not have been aware, but I have been fighting breast cancer since December 1993. After a mastectomy followed by a year of chemotherapy, I underwent a bone marrow transplant. Things seemed to be going well, but in December 2012 the original cancer decided to come back and metastasize to my femur (aaahh, where’s Spell check when I need it!!). I began radiation treatments for the first time, and this helped drastically reduce the pain.
Things were going well for awhile, but in 2014 the pain again became so intense I had to resign from teaching. I was broken-hearted as for the first time ever, I truly discovered my passion for teaching special needs students. Hey, it only took me being in my 50s to discover this!
Even though it took me most of my life to discover my true calling and passion, God opened up so many opportunities for me. I actually made a goal to earn a Master of Science Degree in Reading Education and achieved that goal in December 2007 from Missouri State University. I was able to watch our beautiful, talented children Megan, Matthew, and Ashley grow up, rejoice in Megan and Andy being united in marriage, become a grandma to our wonderful, beautiful, amazing granddaughter, Lydia, rejoice when Matthew and Ashley Grubb became engaged, and especially to celebrate with Don (the love of my life) our 40th Wedding Anniversary on August 20, 2017. So many, many blessings that may never have happened had I not been granted these miracles and opportunities.  
There are so many other things to share, but I know I’ve bored you long enough for now! Please know that even though I may not be able to talk to you immediately or sit down for a visit, I still appreciate you all SO MUCH and love all of you! Take care.💕 

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