Holly Henricks Holly

First post: Oct 16, 2019 Latest post: Oct 25, 2019
Hello friends and family, I have not been very good at keeping everyone updated so I am going to try this out.  On September 13th I found out I have breast cancer.   The last 2 weeks have been so scary, overwhelming and so many other emotions I cannot put into words but I am actually very lucky.  After watching this disease take my Mom way too early I have been very proactive.  I have had my mammograms and this year in August I had my first breast MRI screening which found my cancer.  Stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma.  I never expected to hear this at age 39 but here I am.  Thank goodness I listened to my gut and we found this early.  
After so many hours of reading, researching and talking to other women I have decided to be aggressive and do what I know is the best thing for me.   On October 16th I will be having a double mastectomy with immediate reconstructuon.  My cancer is small, not aggressive and my genetic testing was negative...all good things for a great prognosis.  This was not an easy decision. It scares me alot and will be hard for me and my family but I am 100% positive this is what is best.  
Please pray for my family. It kills me to be the cause of all of their worries.  
Please pray for all negative lymph nodes during surgery and for quick healing.  If all goes well I may not need any other treatment after surgery.
Thankyou to my family, friends and work family for all their love and support.  It is amazing how the little things make the biggest impacts. 
I am very optimistic and looking forward to putting this behind me.  Cancer may have started this fight but I will finish it.

❤ Holly

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