It was SO great to have all my kids together this weekend. We haven't all been together since last Christmas. This year was extra special to me, having gone through breast cancer and all that it entails. Time is more precious to me and I don't ever want to take that for granted. Taking one day at a time- not living in the past- not living in the future- but enjoying "this day that the Lord has made". Trying to slow down and appreciate all the little things. Living one day at a time is really a new concept for me. Oh, I've heard that all my life but never really took it to heart. Cancer has a way of reminding us of these things.
Im healing nicely. It's been 5 weeks since reconstruction. Still a little sore but not too bad. I am going to need a third surgery for some more fat grafting to complete the process- but that was always a possibility- just wish I didn't need that but it will all be okay! That will be sometime in late August.
Next week, I go back to the oncologist to make sure I don't have any new developments and just check on things! I'll be going every 12 weeks.
I also have an appointment with an oncologist gynecologist. With the type of cancer I have, ovarian cancer is a risk. So I'll see what she has to say and what my risks are. I'm trying to be as pro-active as possible.
But honestly I let myself get afraid sometimes. I know fear is not from God- and I try to tell myself that all the time. Fear does not consume me- but has a way of creeping up on me. I'm so blessed to have great doctors that I trust and love. But my main strength and trust is in God. He is the one who is ultimately in charge here!! That thought comforts me. He knows the amount of days I have left, the number of hairs on my head. And He tells us that we can not add a single hour to our life by worrying.
So I'm in this weird stage- wanting to feel like things are "normal"- realizing that they will never be "normal" like before. So I have a new "normal". Yes, it's much different. But I have learned valuable lessons and have been faced with my mortality.... Romans 12:12- rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. I pray to become more of what God expects and asks.
Thank you all so much so the kind words of encouragement and prayers the last 5 months. I have read your posts and comments over and over. Thank you!!!!
I'm now gearing up for the Susan Koman walk on October 1st. My goal is to raise $10,000! I want to help this worthy cause- to help the less fortunate have access to screening- and for research to find a cure!!! It would be amazing to eradicate this disease for the future generation!!!
My website to donate is http://nashville.info-komen.org/goto/teamsherri
Love to you all❤️,
P.S. please continue to pray for my friend Emily who has leukemia. thank you!!!!