Rick and I decided to create this site so it will be easy for everyone to keep track of what is going on if they choose. Also, it is putting information in one place so that we don't lose track of who we have spoken to. Thank you for taking the time to be part of the healing journey! Geri Sue and Rick
The story: Last year I fell and caught myself on my right hand. I noticed a lump under my right arm a few weeks later which we thought had to do with the fall. When I went to get an MRI for my shoulder, the radiologist found two suspicious lumps, one under my arm and one in my breast. He told my doctor they needed to be looked at quickly. I had biopsies on Jan. 15th and got the results on Jan. 22nd that I have invasive ductile carcinoma in stage 3. The lump under my arm ended up being cancer in my lymph node. Right after I got the results I had a CT scan and bone density scan to determine if the cancer had spread. Thankfully, these scans showed that there is no cancer anywhere else in my body. Very grateful! Since then things have been happening fast. I am scheduled on Feb. 5th to have a port put in so they can start chemo on Feb. 15th.
The current treatment plan is to have chemo to shrink the tumors. First 3 rounds of chemo are one a week for 12 weeks to get all 3 rounds in. Then I will be accessed to see if more chemo is needed. Next step is lumpectomy. Then maybe radiation.
I am grateful that I will still be able to go visit my father to celebrate his 88th birthday. I will be with him Feb. 7th through the 11th.
There have been so many people that are being very supportive. Thank you all for your wonderful love and support. I know that I will need lots of love, support, hugs and help during this healing journey.
My mantra through this journey is - "I am strong. I am loved and supported. I am healthy. I am a survivor!"