I have to say I am a little bothered to be in this position of starting a journal. But my hope is this will give me a voice and make it easier for others to follow me. It is not common knowledge but I guess it needs to be shared. On January 15, 2018 I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. I am about 13-ish years out from the first event. I can honestly say I had checked that off the list and did not want it added again. :-) I am really working on the sarcasm but that helps me too. Since the 15th I have changed physicians and hospitals, had ultrasounds, mammograms, an MRI, biopsies, genetic testing, and lots of doctor visits. In this short time I have been made aware of things I think I already knew. I have an AMAZING FAMILY. My husband and kids are so supportive as are my parents, brothers, sisters in law, cousins, and on and on. I am also so blessed with great friends. GREAT FRIENDS. They all want to know what to do and I have kept them at arms length. I have trouble asking for help but know that I will need to do that for myself and my kids eventually. Please be aware this is not something we try to talk about each day with the kids. They are handling it individually and I don't want this to be a huge topic of conversation/distraction for them. I hope that makes sense. I just want to share the beginning with you and take a breath. I want everyone to know how important they are to me and how much you are appreciated. Thank you for the support and continued prayers for me and for my family. I really really appreciate it.