Tomorrow will be one week since my second diagnosis of breast cancer. This has been one of the longest weeks of my life. I feel like I have known a whole lot longer than a week. It all started about six weeks ago when I found a lump in my other breast. I already had a routine appointment scheduled with my oncologist. Needless to say, she was quite alarmed at the lump. She scheduled a mammogram, ultrasound and MRI for the next day. My mammogram and ultrasound were inconclusive and the MRI showed what looked like mastitis. I made arrangements for a biopsy from there and received the phone call last Monday from the surgeon. It was positive for invasive ductal carcinoma. Only this time it was much larger and looks to be in my lymph nodes from the MRI. This week has been a whirlwind of doctors appointments and more tests. Tomorrow I am getting my Pet Scan at 12:30. I won't get any results tomorrow, but hopefully when I see Dr. McKeen, my oncologist, on Tuesday, we will have results. Please pray for good results. This will tell us if the cancer has spread anywhere.
I also have plans to fly to Texas with Ian and my parents on March 3rd. I will be seeing a doctor out there to review my case and maybe give us another perspective on this whole situation. We will be there four days. Please pray for wisdom in making the right decisions. Also, pray for my kids as they will stay behind with my sisters.
I will try to keep everyone up to date this way. I know people are wanting to call and don't want to bother or overwhelm me. I figured this was a way to keep everyone up on what is going on and to be able to pray for specifics.
Thank you in advance for all your prayers, love and support.