Dec 28, 2017 Latest post:
May 19, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
In late October my doctor discovered a lump in my breast. She was giving me an annual physical, and I was passing with flying colors until then. In short order that same afternoon, I had a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy. In mid-November, I had a lumpectomy which went well except for a couple of cancer cells which were found in lymph nodes. So now I’m in for the full ride. I’m starting chemo tomorrow , December 28, for three months, then I’ll have another surgery, then radiation. It will be a rough 6 months but the good news is that I will come out the other end certified cancer-free!
I will be bald in a couple of weeks. Sigh. I am hoping my hair comes back curly, as it sometimes does temporarily. I’ve had absolutely straight hair all my life and think it would be fun to have a curly do for a while
My wonderful, beautiful, fabulous daughter Karen has been with me every step of the way. She comes to my appointments, asks good questions, takes great notes, makes sure I eat, holds my hand, and gives me lots of hugs and love. She also makes me laugh and keeps me supplied with Starbucks Chai Tea Lattes. Love that girl so much!
Karen and I will be updating this page along the way. We want to thank everyone for all the support and love you’ve been sending us. Please feel free to contact either of us at any time, and we will be checking messages here as well.