Psalm 118:17

I will not die, but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

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.


  1. Love you, love you, love you!!! Praying!!!!!!

  2. Thank you for being willing to blog, Kelly. It will help me know how to pray specifically for you and your family. I have been praying since I first learned. Sent with love.

  3. We love you and are praying continuously for you, Ian , Maddie, and Parker. Love Shelley

  4. Praying for you and your whole sweet family as you walk through this together.

  5. Dear Kelly,
    Holly and I are praying for you....Thank you for providing this web site so we can pray specifically.....We know that you are a woman of God and he is watching over you and your family. We know that He uses all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose...We love you and pray for good tests and for good decision making ...
    In Christ's Precious Love,
    John B.

  6. Kelly, what a great idea to start blogging!

    You have been in my thoughts and prayers since hearing the news last week. I have also added you to several prayer lists here and I hope that all those prayers will bring you comfort, strenth and wisdom!



  7. Blog is such a great idea! I have not wanted to add to your stress with more phone calls but am so wanting to tell you how much we love you and are surrounding you, Ian and the kids with our prayers - especially during your PET Scan today. Psalm 46 gave me great comfort this AM. We support you in all your decisions and hope that TX will give you some good options. We will refrain from giving any advice. (Hope others will too! :-) God is your Supreme Advisor and I trust He will lead you on the best path of recovery. We are praying for a miracle..nothing less. Please let us help with kids or whatever you need. Love you more than you will ever know....Marti & Don

  8. Kelly,
    I'm so sorry to hear that you are dealing with this hardship. Please know that our family will be lifting you and your family up in prayer continually. Love you much.

  9. I will be praying for you tomorrow. I talked to Robin Malasky and whenever you are ready she wants you to call her. She would love to meet you to walk through the Sari center and I would love to go with you if you would like. I love you BESTEST!!

  10. The blog looks great! It's going to be great for specific prayer requests.

    I love you and will continue to pray hard! Love you!

  11. Kelly, I was diagnosed with breast cancer July 2007 and went through 8 sessions of chemo, lumpectomy (for Stage 2a), and 34 sessions of radiation. I've been on Tamoxifen 1 year and 1/2 but had to come off it because it's putting crystals on the corneas of my eyes. So, now I'm beginning Arimidex and I'm hoping I'll tolerate this drug better. So, I said all that to say, I understand fully the whirlwind you're going through, again, and will be praying for you. My husband and I have been at CitF for a year now and get the prayer requests that are sent out. I always knew that "God is in control" and I pray for your healing and for peace for you and your family. LJones