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To Dixie's Journey
First, let me say that Mike and I are blessed with many family and friends. That being said, it is impossible to let everyone know what is going on individually. We hope you understand. In April I had my annual 3D Mammogram. It was negative. In July I re injured my right rotater cuff . I was having continuous pain all around my right shoulder and breast area. Early September I felt a lump when massaging my shoulder area and thought it was related to my shoulder injury. I already had a routine physical scheduled with my PCP. I'm so thankful she ignored the negative mammogram results and ordered an ultrasound. That showed a small mass which biopsied positive for cancer. The radiologist that did the biopsy said"I believe things happen for a reason". Had I not reinsured my shoulder, I might not have discovered the lump so early. God is in control!
This week I visited with the surgeon who plans to do a lumpectomy followed by radiation on 10/12. An MRI is needed to ensure that this is the best option and that will be completed this week. I also have Medical and Radiation Oncology Consults scheduled this week. Whew!! As my dear friend Gina said "Cancer is a full time job!"
Chemo will not be necessary unless the lymph nodes biopsied during surgery are involved. Pray that they are not!
The pace is fast and furious so I will update as I can. I would appreciate using this as my mode of communicating as I can already appreciate how difficult it will be to field all of the calls/texts. The guest book is a great way for you to leave me a message and I can view them when I'm able. Mike and I want to thank everyone in advance for the thoughts and prayers that we know are already on the way.
Please know that I feel at peace about this because i know that God and all of you are with me every step of the way. I am claiming Joshua 1:9. Dixie