Natalie Huff

First post: 9/22/2017 Latest post: 10/9/2017
For those that know my family, our family picture sums us up.  I tried so hard to get that “perfect family picture” and I succeeded.  We are never perfect and we are all marching to our own beat.

On August 1st our world was turned upside down with that one little word… “cancer”.  I have breast cancer.  I now look at this journey as the next challenge in my life that I must conquer.  People have advised me to start this caring bridge to keep my family and friends up to date.  I’m not sure how much I will share, but I decided to start and see how it goes.

Diagnosis:  I have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma: ER+, PR+ and Her2/neu – negative. 

I am being treated at the UTSouthwestern Medical Center.  My radiologist and surgical oncologist assured me that my diagnosis, while not desired, was good news and easily treatable.  Friday 9/22 – I will have my first surgery which will include a bilateral mastectomy.  I won’t know the next steps until after surgery when we have the pathology report back.  At that time, they will let me know if I will need chemotherapy or radiation or whatever.

At this point, I am grateful for such a supportive family and friend network.  I am thankful that we chose to put our son in a school where he can pray and have his friends and teachers pray.  That knowledge has been such a gift.  I am thankful that I work for such an amazing company that is giving me time to focus on this journey and get well.  And I am thankful I have a husband that takes care of me (he always has) because I will really need him through this.

Friends ask “what do you need”.  I am blessed and the only thing I ask is to please keep my family – Ali (Alexandra), Max and Joe in your prayers (and me).  I know they are scared and I want them to find comfort that we will all be OK!!!

I will try and keep updates going, so hopefully this won’t be my last post :)

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