Thank you for taking the time to read this post. It's been decided that documenting my cancer journey in one location will be easier on everyone. I will try my best to post updates as new information is received. I know most people are a bit shocked and, to be honest, Brandon and I are as well. Sure, I've been tired and have lost extra weight, but I have a 10 month old that does not sleep through the night and nurses a lot. I saw my regular doctor in April and June. She did not voice any concerns regarding my overall health. While Brandon and I definitely did not see this coming, we are trying to stay positive. Fortunately, I was born with a strong will and a small stubborn streak that will help me beat the cancer.
At this point, I am waiting for the colon biopsy to come back and a PICC line to be placed. Once the biopsy results are received I will be able to start chemo treatment in Ridgecrest. The cancer will only be partly reduced by the chemo, so I will need surgery to remove part of my colon and part of my liver farther down the road.
August is slowly adjusting to drinking formula and eating more solid foods . I feel very fortunate that Brandon has been able to take care of him minimizing the disruptions in his life. Being separated from August has been the hardest obstacle for me. I did get to sing him to sleep via FaceTime last night, which lifted both our spirits.
Also, a huge thank you to everyone for their kind words, thoughts, and prayers. I am beyond grateful to be surrounded by such an amazing and supportive village.