Sep 18, 2018 Latest post:
12 hours ago
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.
On August 21, 2018, Juliann had her annual routine mammogram. They requested another one on August 23, and then took some exaggerated pictures and did an ultrasound on August 28. On September 4, she had a stereotactic biopsy, and received the news on September 8 that she has breast cancer.
The next step is to see a surgeon and oncologist to more specifically treat it. The cancer is grade 1, which means least aggressive (thank goodness). They are figuring it is stage 1-2, but that has not been confirmed yet. They plan to treat it aggressively, because of her young age and family history.
Juliann is keeping a positive attitude about her diagnosis. She plans to laugh more, cry less, and enjoy life to the fullest. Her husband Keith, son Paul (a senior at East High School), and son Jack (a seventh grader at Lefler) will be by her side during this adventure, as well as her parents, Paul and Delora, and brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Katy, and numerous friends and family members.
To prove this, one of the first things Juliann did after her diagnosis was to call her friend Belinda and they had a shot called "slippery nipple!!" That seems fitting!
Be sure to read the latest in the journal, view the photo gallery, and drop us a line in the guestbook.
We will keep you all updated on her progress, and the first thing she wants to say is..."Be sure to get your annual mammos!!!!"