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On May 22, 2019 I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. This is my journey.

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Posted 2020-01-30T03:35:56Z

Let the healing begin!

Today, I received my last radiation treatment. I’m burnt and blistered, but the doctor is impressed with how well my skin looks. She even pushed back my one month skin check an additional 2 weeks and believes only a couple spots will peel. 

I also ditched the hat. My hair has grown back enough to have a cute little pixie. I’m not too happy that it came back gray, but I’m trying to get use to the idea while it’s a clean slate so I can save the hassle of transitioning from colored to gray later in life. At least gray is trendy now!

Physical therapy has also gone well. I have most my mobility back in my left arm and the Lymphedema has not gotten any worse. My shoulder gets very sore as the radiation tightened up the muscle and pulls the shoulder forward, but that should start getting better as I start to heal.

I’m so thankful all the difficult treatments are over now! I’m praising God for protecting my heart and thyroid from the radiation, and for keeping my skin from getting as bad as my doctor thought it would. Please, pray for my prescription sleeve and glove needed to control the Lymphedema. I’m having a hard time getting the order processed with my insurance. Also, continue to pray for healing. The next phase, hormone therapy, won’t begin until the end of February. Please pray the transition will be easy on me once it begins. 

I’ve heard many people wonder where I find the strength to face everything I’m dealing with, and all I can say is it’s not me. It’s God who gives me hope and strength! He walks with, encourages, provides for, and blesses me even as I face such difficult circumstances. It’s in my weakness that He is revealed the most!

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