Tara’s Story

Site created on July 16, 2020

Welcome to Tara's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Tara was diagnosed with breast cancer on Monday, July 13, 2020. Tara's will start Chemotherapy every 3 weeks for 4-6 sessions. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. Tara is a fighter and will get through this journey, however your support and prayers are very appreciated. Please visit the "Ways to Help" tab if you would like to provide a meal or a gift card for a meal to Tara and her family. Meals will be especially helpful once Tara starts chemotherapy.

Update: Thank you to everyone for your support, help and encouraging words! We are rocking our way through chemo and if all goes as scheduled Tara will have her last session on Nov. 19th. We will then have an MRI to determine how much the chemo has shrunk the tumors and proceed with surgery most likely right after Christmas. We continue to appreciate and need all the help and prayers we can get through these next few months as surgery will mean Tara is down for multiple weeks and not able to lift or help much around the house. At this time we have stoped the meal train because the risk of COVID is too much risk this close to the end of chemo. We will be restarting it once chemo is done and Tara regains some of her immune systems strength to help the family get through surgery! Thank you all for continuing to keep our family in mind!

Newest Update

Journal entry by Tara Foster

Exactly 5 more sessions to go and the Dr.has decided to stop due to my pain level and skin breakdown...I know it’s for the best but boy am I angry. I feel like every time I get closer to seeing the end in sight things stop, pushing that vision out further. I go in today to see what he thinks, however at this point the only thing they can do is give me stronger pain meds. I’d prefer not to do that at this time, but since radiation continues to work in your body even past the last treatment we will see how I fare as the next few days go on. I know it’s all in Gods timing and I thank him for knowing I need a break when I want to push through it he knows what’s best for my body. My main frustration at this time is wanting to plan things like Nealas birthday but at this point IDK how I will feel and if I can handle letting her have the party I promised her a year ago. This is all so hard form someone like me who wants a plan for everything! Guess I’ll be learning to do quick spur of the moment planning for awhile! Anyways that’s my update for now and as always prayers are much appreciated. I need strength to continue, peace to not worry about the unknown and lots of love to get me through!

Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I a gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29
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