Rachael Welch

First post: Jan 20, 2022 Latest post: May 11, 2023
Right before Christmas 2021, I was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, which is a type of bone cancer. This cancer is rare and starts in the bone. In my case, it is in the left side of my pelvis (iliac) and has grown a large soft mass on the outside of the bone. Later on, I was re-diagnosed with osteosarcoma. A similar but different type of bone cancer.

Constant pain in the lower left side of my back along with pain radiating down my left leg drove the initial appointment. We all thought it was sciatica, and I tried chiropractic care, acupuncture, PT and steroid packs to no avail, which is why my PCP (whom I love) sent me for imaging. Through God’s divine grace, a mass was found in an area we weren’t even scanning.

My family is everything to me and we are committed to glorifying Jesus every step of the way. We are foster parent, and have a total of five children, from ages 19 to 4.

Thank you for learning a bit more about us.