Psalm 118:17

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Well...not the news I wanted to hear today. I had a feeling that it was in several of my lymph nodes, but it's more than that. It knocked me off my feet. Unfortunetly, it is in lymph nodes under both of my arms, lymph nodes in my chest and abdomen, my sternum, one rib and I have a pleural effusion. A pleural effusion is fluid in between the sack around my lung and my lung. Now you can see why it knocked me off my feet. This all started back in November when I started having discomfort in my sternum and called the doctors office right away. I knew that breast cancer usually goes to the bones next, so I didn't wait. We did a CT scan and it came up negative. Everything looked fine. So, since the end of November and now, this monster has taken over my body. It is extremely aggressive and fast growing. I will be going to Good Samaratin Hospital tomorrow to have a biopsy of my sternum and to have the fluid drained from my lungs. They will then test the fluid to see if there are any cancer cells in the fluid. As of right now, there is not any cancer in the lung itself or any other major organs. Surgery will have to wait, and I will most likely start chemo on Friday. Chemo will last 6 months and then we will talk about surgery at that point. Devestated doesn't even come close to expressing how I felt. My husband was with me and we just cried. All the negative thoughts flooded in immedietly. This is not fair. I want to see my kids grow up. I want to grow old with my husband. I had my pity party and then we got in the car to go get our kids. And it hit me. Enough, I have two precious children waiting for me at home and I will fight for them. My faith is what will get me through. My sister said she will fight this all the way with me. So, I will put on the full armor of God and I ask that those of you who want to fight with me, put it on too. There is power in numbers and we can fight this battle together and the Lord will lead us. Please lift us up in prayer tomorrow and in the days ahead. I will keep you posted.


  1. You are an inspiration and I'm with you in this fight!! Mighty in numbers, yes we are!! Praying with you in the days ahead!! Calling on the GREAT HEALER!!

    Much love,

  2. We will never stop fighting with you and for you. You are dearly loved! (Amy, Nathan & Alivia)

  3. I am praying and calling on the armor of God to surround you daily.

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  5. "Fight" is what Loveland's do best!!! Believe me...heavens airwaves are filled to capacity with prayers for you. I love you so much, Kelly.

  6. I just saw that I had a message on my phone and it was from phone never rang and now it's too late to call you back.

    I wish you could get on your bike and ride over too, and the biggest concern that you would have was to stay on the sidewalk.

    If love could take your cancer would be gone in the blink of an eye. If I could take this from you...I would do it in a heartbeat. But I know the One who loves you even more than I do and I am calling on Him to make a way in this place where tears are clouding our vision. I love you so very much. I will call you tomorrow.

  7. Kelly~
    Praise God for your Faith, how loved and prayed for you are. We are on our knees praying for you and your family.

    Jesus is right in the midst of us too. What an awesome thought !

    Know we are fighting this battle with you.

  8. Kelly,
    We are praying much for you and your family. I pray not only for your complete healing but that the Lord will give you, your husband, and your children strength for the battle. I think of the last part of James 5:14-16 v16"...The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much." I rest assured that the righteousness of Jesus Christ, to whom we pray, and who intercedes on our behalf to the Father, will accomplish much for you!!! We love you and are praying earnestly.
    Gloria & Family

  9. I'm putting on my armor and fighting with you Kelly! Know that I am praying for you every day and will always be here if you are in need of anything. I love you so much.