Friday, October 23, 2009

Surgery is finally done.

Today has been an experience, let me tell you!! We got to the hospital about 6:15 am and were met by Pastor Dan. He stayed for a little bit and prayed with us, which really helped calm the nerves. We went back about 7:10 am to the surgical waiting room. Around 8 I went back to get the wire placed in. The wire placement was not bad, the worst part was just the mamogram pictures they took. After they were done with that, before I was getting ready to head back, I decided to pass out!! LOL. So it took me awhile to get back to feeling ok to be taken to the surgical area. Got the IV and talked to everyone that was going to be back in the surgery. Off I went and they did their thing. I woke up feeling sore and tired. I have been a little nauseous since I passed out but am feeling better since I took a small nap at home. I am sore but not in too much pain, right now.

Kevin talked to Dr. Lentz after the surgery and she said that the Lymph nodes were negative and she got all of the tumor out and said that I am "CANCER FREE". Now the sad thing is that I still have to do 4 more chemo treatments, once I recover.

The Lord has been so good and I know that he has been here carrying us all through this. Thank you all for your prayers and we love all of you!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Surgery scheduled.

Surgery has been scheduled for Friday October 23rd. I will have a break from the Chemo for a few weeks. I am very happy about that but know that we will have 4 more chemo treatments after the surgery. My parents will be coming up the weekend of the surgery so it will be nice to have them here to help along with Kevin's family. We are so lucky to have a great support group and the biggest supporter of all, God.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Lord is so good. Praise him always!

Today we had an appointment with the Oncologists and the result from the MRI came in. In the beginning the tumor was at the size of 3.7x3.3x3.4 and has shrunks by 75% after 2 treatments to 1.6x1.4x1.4. So based on the results we have decided that the next step is surgery to remove the tumor and the surrounding tissue. We don't have the surgery scheduled yet but we should know on Tuesday when we are going to do it. Once the surgery is over we will have to wait a few weeks to recover and then finish the treatments. I am happy to have a break from the chemo but know that it is a long road ahead.

Please continue to pray for strength.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

2nd treatment down..

It has been almost 1 1/2 weeks since my 2nd treatment and I am feeling back to normal. This last treatment took me about 1 week and a few days to start feeling better. It was a rough week but we did get through, thanks to the Lords grace. Yesterday (Tuesday) I had a MRI done to see how much the Tumor as shrunk. By looking at the films, I can tell that it has definitely has shrunk a good size. We will be meeting with Dr. Gaffar on Friday to go over the films and see what the next step is. We will either do surgery or my 3rd round of treatment. I am kinda going for surgery, just so I can have a break from the chemo but we will see what the doctor has to say.

I just wanted to say Thank you all for your prayers. This time has been rough for me not only physical but also mentally. I had been trying to remember that the Lord is in control especially when I have felt that all I want to do is stop all this. I feel that the Lord has made me a wife and a mother and during these treatments I get down because I can't be that but I know that in order to be a good wife and mother in the future I need to rest and take care of me so I can get better. I ask that you all would continue to pray for not only me, but for Kevin and the kids. I know that the week of chemo is not only tough on me but also tough on them.