Welcome to my Journey. I had a routine mammogram this spring that I'd been putting off - Ladies don't neglect your detection strategy. If you can choose Thermography (google it) do that. What you never imagine will happen to you happened to me and on June 9th I got the call with my biopsy results. Stage 1, 1cm, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (plus DCIS) Breast Cancer. My surgeon recommended Lumpectomy and Radiation assuming there's nothing in the Lymph Nodes then no chemo will be recommended. Our prayer was answered - clean successful Surgery! - please join us in the fight of prayer Warriors to pray for successful post op treatment that results in OPTIMAL LONG TERM HEALTH?
I have to tell everyone how this is more than my story. It's a story of how my God has gone before me in this scary journey. He is the one giving me the Strength and the HOPE on this path.
**Just a few weeks before diagnosis my wonderful husband parted ways with his job at our church. Unbeknownst to us at the time....this is allowing him the ability to better care for me and our son while I recover;
** This change also lead us to a new Church (Saddleback) with a great support system of tools and resources for me in this journey.
** The radiologist had to have magician powers or an Angel looking over his shoulder. They literally almost missed the lump. Even the surgeon later had difficulty showing us the results.
** My old small group rallied within SECONDS of me telling them. They're prayers and the prayers and support of so many friends and family have literally lifted me up and sustain me each day.
** I planned to go strong in a Fitness challenge group with clean eating as I approach my birthday. It just happened to start three days after diagnosis and it's getting my body healthy and giving my immune system a boost for what's to come.
** Extended family as well as those near have rallied in truly remarkable ways, showing me God's grace all around me.
** The surgeon was just barely able to fit me in on a date that will allow me to recover on our planned vacation to Carmel with family to help.
Surgery is scheduled for this week and then we go away to recover. I don't know yet what my post op treatment will be. I know what the medical plan is but I'm not sure that's what God wants for me and for my family. I'm looking into alternatives and want to hear from God - so please pray for Wisdom in this? Thank you so much for your support and love as we walk together.
Lamentations 3:21-26 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness… The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; …
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