Dec 26, 2019 Latest post:
Jun 17, 2020
As some of you already know I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. My journey starts on Saturday November 23rd when I found a lump in my armpit as I was shaving. I was able to go to my family doctor that Monday where she wanted me to have a mammogram and ultrasound of the area. I faced the problem of the Boise area where I couldn't get in until January 2020. I found a St Lukes hospital in Ketchum Idaho, 3 hours from where I lived one way, to get my scans. The Radiologist strongly recommended I have a biopsy done. I called several different places and was able to get in Wednesday December 11th. The mass in my armpit is about the size of a golf ball. My Biopsy went as smoothly as they could they took out 5 different pieces of the area. On December 13th my doctor called me with the news of breast cancer and a grade 3 tumor. On December 18th I went in and got a breast MRI with and without contrast. After my MRI they told me I also have a mass in my left breast as well as 3 spots in my lymph nodes in my armpit. The following day I had a surgical consult. We went over the game plan to tackle this. I am going to have 16 chemotherapy treatments over a span of 6 months after I finish chemo we will be having another consult on whether or not surgery would be a good idea or if my cancer is completely gone I wont have surgery. After I have chemo and the possible surgery I will be have 5-6 weeks 5 days per week of radiation. To our current knowledge I have stage 2 breast cancer.
St Lukes hospitals have been so great to us. Being able to squeeze us in and pushing things through as fast as they can be done.
We will update the page periodically when we get news. As for now you are all caught up on our lives. We can't thank you all enough for the support that we feel during this time in our lives.