Mandy’s Story

Site created on January 29, 2021

Welcome to our CaringBridge website! Mandy was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at 17 weeks pregnant with our second child. It has been a whirlwind, but we are surrounded by an amazing medical support team who is working together to treat both mother and baby as safely as possible. We will be using our CaringBridge site to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support, words of hope, encouragement, and especially your prayers. They are what gets us through each day! We thank God every day for the unique gift of being able to experience such profound love from our amazing community...to say we are humbled is an understatement. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Mandy Geyman

Last Thursday, April 1, Mandy received her 6th round of chemo! As it was the beginning of April, she proudly wore her pregnancy-friendly autism awareness shirt for the occasion to kick-off autism awareness month. Mandy slept through chemotherapy again due to the Benadryl drip...but she welcomed the snooze gladly! Before chemo, we met with Mandy's oncologist who continued to say that she was happy with the visual and "to the touch" progress that Mandy's breast seems to be making. Though Mandy's iron level has been holding steady, her hemoglobin numbers continue to be at the lower end of normal, which still poses the possibility of anemia occurring. Her cancer team is keeping a close eye on this, however, and if intervention is needed, it will be received with gratitude. Mandy also completed her antibiotics for the urinary tract infection this past week. When she visits the high-risk OBGYN this coming Friday, they will test her urine again to make sure that everything is cleared up properly. Please say some prayers! 

Over the weekend, we enjoyed celebrating Easter together as a family. We dyed Easter eggs with Lucy, and thanks to the kindness of our wonderful neighbors, we participated in a neighborhood-wide Easter egg hunt (they were generous enough to place eggs specifically in our front yard for Lucy to keep our family safely distant)...which she absolutely loved. We also enjoyed a delicious Easter dinner with both sets of our parents. Lucy donned a gorgeous Easter dress made by our wonderful and talented friend, Susan Luke, to celebrate. She didn't want to take it off! While it was difficult for us to not see the rest of our family this year, we reminded ourselves that this situation is temporary and that next year WILL be better and we will celebrate EVERY holiday in the most over-the-top and obnoxious ways possible (to our friends and family: we apologize in advance for what will come).

Wishing each and every one of you the most blessed Easter season possible! Please know you are in our prayers of gratitude every single day. 

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