Heidi’s Story

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“Surely the righteous will never be shaken;
They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭112:6-8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

On December 20, 2018 I discovered a lump on my breast the night before leaving for Woodstock to celebrate Christmas with Jon’s family. We went on to have a wonderful Christmas with the Wenzel’s and had the privilege of hosting my family back at our home in Cedar Lake on Christmas Day.
Two days after Christmas my doctor had me in for an ultrasound and then immediately biopsied the lump.
On New Year’s Eve we found out that the pathology report showed that it is invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer. We have further appointments this week to learn more and discuss treatment.
For those of you who may not know I am a carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation making me higher risk for breast cancer. I did the genetic testing for this and discovered this information in 2014.

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Newest Update

Journal entry by Heidi Wenzel

Everything went well with chemo yesterday. Felt a bit more routine finally. A bit less overwhelming.
The steroids kept me awake until 3am last night but thankfully Jon took off work today and I got a three hour nap in. I’m feeling okay today, just steroid headache and flush. Soldiering on! 😉
And, I’m so happy to report that after another round there is not any new neuropathy! Praise the Lord!!
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