Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thursday Dec 1st

Today I met with my oncologist for my post mastectomy follow up and set up of my "game plan".

 I did have a positive lymph node on the left side (the side with the cancer) but it was a small amount of cancer compared to the size of the tumors in my breast and the oncologist was "pleasantly surprised". I have T2 stage 2 cancer. The next step is a port-a-cath and to start my 16 weeks of chemo, then 2 weeks of radiation, followed by total hysterectomy sometime in August or September... So I am looking at at least a good 6 - 9 month fight on my hands (in HIS hands).  However....I feel encouraged. I feel blessed.

"Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise" Hebrews 10:35-36.

We have been receiving wonderful dinners from neighbors and friends. I have been given a gorgeous 12 ft Christmas tree that is beautifully decorated and brightens my entire home, a huge pointsetta and live wreath, flowers, cards, gifts. I feel prayers and love on an hourly basis.

My cousin rode up on a 15 hr train ride to stay with me and help me and love me.

Thank you again for your prayers, prayers that have created "pleasant susrprises" and my daily doses of love and support. I love you all!

God Bless,