Leah Salas

First post: Jul 31, 2021 Latest post: Jun 12, 2022
Welcome to my CaringBridge! I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) PR/ER+, HER2- breast cancer in July of 2021. This means that my cancer is being fed by estrogen and progesterone hormones. Further down the road, I will have these hormones “shut off” in attempts to keep the cancer from growing and/or spreading. The first step will be chemo to shrink and stop the tumors over the next 5-6 months. Then I will have about a month off to wait for my counts to come back up so I can handle having a mastectomy. Depending on my scans at that time, I will either have more chemo or I will start 30 rounds of radiation. The radiation will be necessary because the cancer has also metastasized to my lymph nodes. At this time, cancer is not showing up on scans any other place in my body. After that, I will undergo reconstruction and then deciding the route for hormone therapy. My plan will be adjusted as needed.

A little info about myself…..
I was born and raised on NW Iowa but moved to San Antonio in July of 99 to student teach and never left! I live in New Braunfels with my husband, Tony, and our 11-year old twin daughters, Ainsley and Brinley. I also have a bonus daughter Sierra and a son-in-law Mario. I am Gigi to their almost 3-year old daughter Melanie and their 6-year old son William. They only live a few minutes from us so we see them often. I am in my 23rd year of education and am currently the Lead Counselor at Clemens High School in Schertz, about 20 minutes from our house. My campus serves about 2600 students in 9th-12th grade. I am able to take our daughters with me to my district which is very convenient and they are only a few minutes away from me. Tony works for Comal County here in New Braunfels.


For those who have asked how to help, my friend/teammate set up a meal train: https://mealtrain.com/0o5599
Thank you to all of those who have donated, brought meals, given gifts and gift cards and sent cards. Most importantly, your prayers are coveted. We are humbled by the outpouring of love and support. Please know that every message and text is read and means so much. I often re-read them especially when I’m having a rough time.

Together we fight!

Leah 💗
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