Tuesday, October 25, 2011


We got some "news" today. A REALLY good news, kinda not good news deal.

First, I will have to have another surgery, they don't believe they got all the cancer from the breast. BUT they do believe they got ALL the cancer from the lymph nodes and that it didn't go any further. So the next step is to meet with the oncologist and get a treatment plan figured out then decide on surgery based on that. That would be the time to ad the chemo port etc.

I am actually euphoric right now. I mean really, I haven't really been able to talk to anyone except family about this, not know if I was going to be fighting for my life.


Yes, chemo is going to be hard on me, radiation is going to stink to go in each day. I might loose my hair. The holiday's this year are probably going to be hard. BUT I will most likely see Thanksgiving, Christmas and celebrate another anniversary with my wonderful husband next year! How does that song go...

"You've got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between"

We have so many friends and family asking what they can do to help. Right now, we in a holding pattern on that. It will depend on when my treatments start, how sick I will be, surgery etc. We will be putting together a calendar where you can sign up to help out if you want. Another "blessing" from this is that John and Maralee (my outlaws :) are home from traveling for awhile, that is a big boost for us!

I have had some people also give us "advice" on what we should so. There are MANY resources we have used already to get through the maze of cancer. We plan on continue to use those resources and many more. Yes, we are planning on getting a second opinion on treatment, there will be tests to see if the cancer has spread any further etc,  we really appreciate the love that people are showing us through this. THANK YOU!


  1. I am so glad you are blogging! I really feel as if I am missing your updates not being on FB so this is a huge blessing to me. I am also thankful you'll be putting together a calendar. I want to help in any way you will need, but I also understand your need for distance at the moment. God's blessings to you, friend. The prayers and thoughts are almost non-stop.

  2. PS- Can I make you a "blog button" people can take to say they're praying for you? I have one on my blog, for reference, if you're interested. It says "praying for NieNie" and sends you to her page. I thought a good one for you would be a dove with scripture that you could pick, or a pair of boxing gloves and something referencing your fight with cancer/God's warrior, etc. Let me know if you're interested!

  3. Jessica that would be GREAT! I have been meaning to call you so we could talk but it's either been crazy or I have been too upset to even talk about it. We will chat soon!

  4. I'm so glad you'll be making a calendar! I've had several people ask if I know what you need/when you need it. Now I can give them an answer! :) Praying for you like crazy. Praise God for some good news!

  5. Melissa, don't worry about it. You can call me when you feel ready! This is why I have not called you. I figured you would talk about it when you're ready. I'll make a few and you can pick one! :)