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

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One down!

I had my first Chemo treatment a little over a week ago. The first 4 treatments are dose dense so I get 2 weeks in between each to recover. The first 3 days were rough, but I’ve been gaining my energy back. I’m counting down to being through with these so we can move on to the easier part of Chemo. 

Today, I had my hair cut in anticipation of beginning to lose it. The doctor said I would be bald by week two. I’m hoping to beat those odds, but if I don’t, this will be easier to handle. My sister even went with me and cut her hair short in support. I won’t share her picture since I haven’t gotten permission.

Good news continues to come in! I had a second biopsy due to the tumor board finding a new suspicious spot on my MRI, and it came back benign. I also did genetic testing, and the results show no genes associated with cancer. Lastly, thanks to a fellow gold star wife, the insurance woes of what will happen in March are looking much better.

Please continue to pray for the kids as they experience the roller coaster of Chemo with me, and continue to pray for minimal side effects as I go through the treatments. Pray for a hedge of protection between the tumor and chest wall so it will not spread there before the Chemo can shrink it away. Please pray for my employer as they have hired a temp to help out in my absence. We are in the process of training and shuffling responsibilities so I can take leave to focus on my health.

I’m so thankful for all the support of my friends and family! Our neighbors have helped us out with storm damage, lawn maintenance, hugs of encouragement, and I know I could ask anything of them. Our church has been lifting us up in prayer, bringing plenty of food, and even made sure the kids made it to camp. Our family has also brought meals, provided transportation for the kids, helped with housecleaning, and makes sure I never go to an appointment alone. So many of you have sent notes or messages of encouragement or prayer and they are all appreciated! 

I don’t know why I’m going through this. Nothing seems to be able to explain why I developed an aggressive tumor at a young age. However, I know God’s got a plan and I’m trusting Him to carry me through this!

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