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Mar 9, 2018
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As most of you know, I have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. It has been a whirlwind last few weeks to say the least. Thanks to much support and kindness from many of my friends and family - not to mention tons of prayers- I feel I am ready to fight,
We have a plan in place 8 rounds of chemo over 4 months. Then surgery, we're not doing the surgery first because I have five lymph nodes that are enlarged and also malignant so they want to shrink them to make the surgery more manageable. I had my first round of chemo on Monday except for a minor incident of not being able to breath for a minute or two it went ok. I've been anxious about the side affects - who ever I ask says "everybody is different" so I'm just taking one day at a time. I have plenty of anti-nausea meds to take which I think are helping for the most part, I'm nauseated but not vomiting - glass 1/2 full!! I'm also doing exactly everything I am being told to do - I plan on being the best patient ever, I will try to update as much as possible even if its just a couple of words. Any and all prayesr for me and my family would be greatly appreciated - Liam doesn't really know the extent of what's going on , but Mia is having a difficult time. Tom has been wonderful ( it truly is a bonus to have a husband who is a nurse) but I know this weighs on him heavily.
The love and support I have felt from all of you is amazing and very humbling - I can't thank you all enough!