Leilani Schenkel leilanischenkel

First post: Jun 10, 2016 Latest post: Oct 26, 2016
On April 22nd, 2016 at approximately 9 pm, one day before leaving for a trip to Aruba, I found a large lump in my right breast.  This was a Friday evening.  I called my care provider the next morning, described to her what I had observed and my travel plans.  She scheduled a sonogram to be done on May 3rd, the day after we returned from Aruba.  The sono revealed a large mass, so a diagnostic mammogram was done on May 5th.  On May 17th Scott and I traveled to Wichita to see Connie, a nurse practitioner that works with Dr. Therese Cuzick, a breast surgeon.  Connie examined me, looked at the sonogram and mammogram and immediately ordered a biopsy to be done.  Within 30 minutes I was at Cypress Women's Imaging awaiting the procedure.  They biopsied the mass and also a large lymph node.  After the procedure I was sent home to await the results that could take up to 48 hours.  On May 18th at 12:30 pm, I received a call from Connie telling me that I have invasive ductal carcinoma with lymph node involvement.
On May 24th, I saw Dr. Nanny, the oncologist in Great Bend.  On May 25th we traveled back to Wichita to see Dr. Cuzick, the breast surgeon.  Dr. Cuzick and Dr. Nanney concurred that the best option for me was to begin chemotherapy before surgical intervention.  On May 31st we once again traveled back to Wichita for more testing and a surgical port placement for the chemo. Several more days of testing insue and on June 9th I began chemo.  
I Can do All things in Christ who Strengthens me!  Philippians 4:13

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