Jeanne (Kassian) Folmer

First post: Sep 7, 2017 Latest post: Jul 3, 2018
Welcome to my CaringBridge website. I am using it to keep family and friends updated in one place.  I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement as I take "Fight Like a Girl" one step further as I plan to BITCH SLAP BREAST CANCER!  

7/12/17 was the start of a normal "staycation" until I got the call from Radiology informing me that my yearly mammogram showed an abnormality.  I then had an ultrasound that still revealed a concerning msss. I then opted to have a breast biopsy and on 7/17/17 I was told it was positive for left breast cancer.  (ER and PR positive HER2 negative).  

I am glad Todd, my mother and sisters were with me as I did not hear much else after being told it was cancer.  So the tough journey began.  

I opted for the lumpectomy and of course, just as luck would have it, the morning of surgery a second radiologist found a second mass in same breast.  So they took both lumps out. Oh yah and 2 lymph nodes turned out to be positive so now chemotherapy will be 3 drugs instead of 2.  Two surgical  margins came back positive so I need to have an additional surgery to clear the margins. 

I then opted to go to Mayo Clinic  on 8/30/17 and see what they would recomend.  While there, they did a breast MRI that revealed yet another mass in the left breast so I will be going back to Mayo on 9/7/17 to have another biopsy.  Hoping and praying for the best. I will then come back home and wait for results and hopefully start chemotherapy around 9/14/17.  Once done with chemotherapy I will head back to Mayo for the start of  a couple surgeries. 

I am humbled by all the support I have received from everyone.  Thank you  to everyone who calls, texts and stops in and everyone at work who keeps me positive. 
I know I am not alone.!!!  You all mean the world to me. I am truly blessed to have each and everyone of you in my life.!!!

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