Peg Hatlestad

First post: Nov 5, 2016 Latest post: Oct 5, 2019
Where do I begin?  In mid October I began having some unusual problems with my speech.  I saw a Dr. on October17th and an MRI was ordered as a precaution. At that point the doctor was leaning towards an anxiety disorder.   The MRI took place on Monday the 24th and by that afternoon the Dr. called to tell me I had two tumors in my brain that probably  originated somewhere else.  A CAT scan on Wednesday confirmed I had lung cancer and two metastasized tumors in my brain.   A biopsy was done that same day and I spent the night in the hospital due to a slight complication. I was released the next morning and had a consultation with a radiological oncologist.  I'm scheduled to have a PET scan on Monday.   Tuesday I have an appointment with a neurosurgeon to discuss treatment plans for my brain tumors.  I am experiencing bothersome symptoms due to those tumors and the Dr.'s have determined we should treat those first.  I am still waiting for the results of the lung biopsy which will determine what treatment(s) are used to deal with my lung cancer.

It's hard to believe I am this sick as by and large I feel good.  As you can well imagine, sleep has been hard to come by for both of us.   It's hard for me to talk, type, or text.  I am thankful I am not experiencing any headaches or seizures.  

When we left church this morning I was so thankful for my church family and their love and support.  Keeping a positive attitude and an attitude of gratitude is important to me.  God has richly blessed me in countless ways and I will to continue to be thankful for that.  

This next week will give us a better understanding of the road that lies ahead.   I know my Lord, my family,  and my friends  will continue to walk with me.  

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