Jennifer Curtis

First post: Jun 30, 2022 Latest post: Sep 22, 2022

On June .... I went in for a routine mammogram. I received a call shortly after stating that I needed to come in for a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound on June 6th. When I left that visit, I was scheduled for a biopsy on June 9th. June 13th, my 1st full day in Michigan with Mom and Dad, I was informed I had DCIS breast cancer. My travel plans included staying in MI until the end of July with a trip to Jamaica the first week of July. Tough decisions were made as to return home immediately or wait. I was fortunate that my breast doctor, Dr. Patrica Limpert was accommodating by providing me an initial visit via video conference. From there, I was recommended to Dr. Michael Scott Curtis. Yes, Michael Scott ..... post all the jokes you want... and Curtis - not related, but has to be awesome with a last name of Curtis. Dr. Curtis also generously allowed for my initial visit to be a video visit. In-person visits were then scheduled for my early return of the week of July 18th. I am having a bilateral biopsy with DEIP reconstruction. At first, it looked like I would need two separate surgeries. Another blessing, they found a date of August 17th that would be a one-surgery combo procedure. A few days ago, I was informed they managed to move my surgery to July 27th. I am thrilled for this new date. 1> not as much time to fret and freak out. 2> Hopefully, less time away from school for recovery. The horrible part is I only have 14 days of PTO, and that will run out quickly. After those 14 days, I will have ZERO salary. Sadly, my employer is not willing to work with me on a way for me to receive partial wages over time. Really not surprised. Simply another school district not placing importance on their staff. But that will be another post - I am sure.

I have a meal train page:

I will likely post updates in both spots.  Meal train is set up for meals and donations.  I truly hate to ask for donations, but anything will help.  I would be in a better place for recovery with lessened stress if I know I will keep a roof overhead, the lights on, and food in my belly.

I love you all.  I appreciate all of your support - no matter in what form.  I wish peace and happiness for everyone.

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