Breast Cancer has invaded my body, but it need not invade my spirit. There may be scars on my chest, but there need not be scars on my heart. . . . . . Judy Kneece

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday, a day of rest.

I went to church today. What a sermon. Bro. Bob was preaching from Philippians 1. It was right on the mark. God doesn't make bad things happen to us he just allows them to happen so we can glorify his kingdom. I've believed this from the beginning of my diagnosis. We all have testimonies. Are you using yours? I'm blessed to have several. :)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hopefully I'll find out next week when I go see the oncologist. I'm ready to start this chemo and get it over with.

Finding out I had cancer was a shock. Not only because of how it was going to effect me but also how it was going to effect my family. Scott and I are getting ready to remodel my Mom's house completely and then move in with her so we all can become debt free. Them bam "I have Breast Cancer." Well, we're not going to let this stop us. We have had to scale our plans down a bit. But, we are going to get city water ditch started later next week or early the following week. Those of you who know the situation - this seems like a miricle. My Papaw built this house in the 1960's and the well water is well, lets just say it's the most horrible stuff ever. Can you imagine Mamaw & Papaw's place having city water. Miricle indeed. Got one bid yesterday on the remodel job. So much higher than we were hoping so, we'll continue to get more bids. Never take the first one that comes along. Shop around for best deal and best contractor.
May 17, I had a Bilateral Mastectomy. Surgery proceedure not all that bad, but emotionally - well it's hard to explain. My cancer is Stage 2A, Invasive Duct Carcinoma (IDC). The tumor was just over 3 cm. The size indicates that I've had this for 8 - 10 years. Can't say enough about regular Mamogram's and doing self exams on a monthly basis. This could save your life.