December 28th - Meg and I find out that our 7th child is on the way!!! So exciting and such amazing news! January 19th - Meg has her first OB appointment for the new baby! She mentions a lump she has noticed and she's scheduled for a breast ultrasound. January 23rd - Meg has a breast ultrasound that identifies several abnormal lymph nodes. January 24th - Meg has a biopsy of 2 lymph nodes. January 25th - Meg finds out from preliminary results that one biopsy is malignant...she has cancer. January 27th - Follow-up with breast surgeon to discuss her diagnosis, (at least stage 2 cancer) and treatment plan (modified radical mastectomy, then chemo, then radiation). January 30th - Full 3D mammogram and bi-lateral ultrasound. Left axillary checks out ok, one other small abnormality in the left side will need to be checked out later.
February 1st - Second opinion at the Mayo Clinic at 9:15AM. February 24th - 1st Chemo infusion at the Mayo Clinic. March 17th - 2nd Chemo infusion at the Mayo Clinic. April 7th - 3rd Chemo infusion at the Mayo Clinic. May 2nd - 4th Chemo infusion at the Mayo Clinic. May 26th - August 4th - 11 Chemo treatments (weekly) @ Mayo. September 18th & 20th - Diagnostic scanning and breast surgeon consult. September 29th - Mastectomy. November 14th - December 5th - Radiation June 18th - Reconstruction
Meg is a loving, patient, amazing wife and mother of our six children; John Paul, Lauren, Kelly, Emily, Thérèse and Luke. Meg's faith in God and her trust in His plan is an example to anyone facing adversity in his/her life. Meg is so brave and she's truly selfless as she worries about everyone else rather than herself. Meg's OB is an amazing pro-life doctor and is the primary adviser for the treatment of her cancer.
We're blessed with a WONDERFUL and loving family and so many amazing friends that are already planning to help with everything from meals to homeschooling. We know that wherever this journey leads us, He will be with us and we will offer our challenges up to Him. Please keep Meg and our new baby girl in your prayers!
Thank you, thank you so much!
Michael, Meg, John Paul, Lauren, Kelly, Emily, Thérèse, Luke and Maria Angela