Dear Family & Friends,
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6.7 These verses have never been more real in my life than over the past 2 weeks. On Friday, November 5th I received the diagnosis of breast cancer. More specifically, this is Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, HER2 positive cancer. What began as a yearly routine mammogram ended in re-scans, an ultrasound and biopsies. The last several weeks have been filled with meeting with my surgeon, and oncologist. This past Thursday my surgeon presented my case to a group of health professionals to determine the best course of action. The decision was made to attack the cancer with chemo first and then do surgery. I will have a total of 6 rounds with each round every 21 days then, Lord willing, surgery will follow.
As you can imagine, all of this has happened fast and been a lot of information to process. As I look back on the last 5-6 years I see the hand of God on my life preparing me for these past few weeks. Where at one time I would have lived in fear and anxiety, I have had an immeasurable amount of peace! Thank you Jesus! Of course, I'd rather have heard that there's no issue but I can rest knowing HE has known all of this, has been equipping me for the battle, and will continue to do so and take care of me. There are and will be many moments of uncertainty, especially since I haven't had many health issue over the years. But I'm choosing to fix my eyes on Jesus. Will you pray for me in this? Yes, for my physical battle, for the effects that chemo will have on my body, but more importantly, I desire to honor God as I walk through it. Thank you in advance!
I will have a port placed on November 30th and my first treatment on Dec. 1st.
I love the words to the song I've attached. Promises by Maverick City Music. Great is His Faithfulness to me! Even in the midst of the storm.
So many of you have been praying for me and my family already. I have felt every one of them! Thank you so much and please don't stop!
Trusting Him in the Storm,