First and foremost, I want to thank all of my wonderful family & friends for the outpouring of love, prayers, & support you have shown me. It has been two months since I was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma breast cancer. After two mammograms, an ultrasound, an original diagnosis of DCIS (non incasive ductal carcinoma), two different biopsies, and what seemed like forever to finally get an answer, we had a diagnosis. It has been five weeks since my bilateral masectomy and sentinel node biopsy (in which 2 of the 5 lymph nodes they removed contained cancer) and yesterday was my first chemotherapy treatment. As for side effects, so far so good....but not over the 48 hour hump yet😯 My next three treatments will be every two weeks on Mondays. Then I will have a chemo treatment every week for twelve weeks. After a short break, I will have radiation treatments everyday Mon-Fri for six weeks. After several months to allow my skin to heal from radiation, I will finally have my reconstruction process completed (and I can hardly wait to say goodbye to these brutally uncomfortable tissue expanders😄) And finally, anti-hormonal therapy for five years and injections to put me in early menopause (that could be as bad as the tissue expanders.......maybe even more so for my family😉😉😉).......Most days, this all doesn't seem real to me......pinch me I'm dreaming kind of thing. My faith, hope, and wonderful family & friends are guiding me along this long journey and I couldn't feel more grateful or blessed. And if you've made it this far without falling asleep I promise my future journal entries will be lighter and more entertaining to read!!