Friday, April 9, 2010

Second Post

Okay - today Todd and I met with the breast doctor again to go over the results of the PET CT scan. I was so nervous that my stomach had been churning all night and morning! She gave us the good news that there is no cancer anywhere else in my body! It's just localized in my breast and lymph nodes of my armpit. I thought that the radiologist had mentioned some under the collar bone, but those are actually armpit ones I guess. So, HALLELUJAH, PRAISE THE LORD for some good news!

There are 14 different types of breast cancer and the type that I have is typically seen in younger women. It is aggressive but is killed off easily.

She referred me to an amazing medical oncologist and I'll meet with her Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. She works with many patients around my age with the same type of breast cancer that I have. She will most likely have me undergo chemotherapy to shrink the tumors and then I will have some kind of surgery.

I am feeling very positive today. In fact, I actually felt like shopping this afternoon - so that means that I'm feeling better! But, I know that I will still have a lot of down days. I think that it has set in that I have breast cancer and I just want to kick it's butt now. I'm still scared about chemotherapy, but "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"!

Please keep praying for me! I love all of you and am so grateful for each of your prayers and thoughts and support and love! I'm blessed beyond measure!

Love,
Linda

7 comments:

  1. Linda! Praise God! I'm SO happy to hear the great news and happy you are confident with your doctors. Hope that you are able to get some rest this weekend. :-)

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  2. I'm so relieved Linda! Having great doctors is so wonderful and I'm so happy you are being taken care of. I hope you can relax a little this weekend. And I am just certain that in the long run it's going to be okay. Thank you for doing this blog and keeping us all updated.

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  3. Good news, Linda! I will certainly keep you in my prayers for a quick fight and easy recoveries!!

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  4. Praising God with you! That is comforting news and a welcomed answer to prayer. Praying & cheering for you in the commencing of the butt-kicking. Fight on! With God, you CAN do this!

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  5. That is great news....I will keep sending prayers your way for a quick recovery. Loves, Mary

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  6. Alvin and Sandi BartschApril 12, 2010 at 6:55 PM

    Hi Linda, We have been praying for you and have contacted several women we know who have walked the pathway you are on, and are enjoying a full and abundant life, today, years after their diagnosis and treatment. You are a strong woman with strong faith.
    We will keep reading your blog so we can stay up to date with you.
    Blessings and Prayers
    Alvin and Sandi Bartsch

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  7. Thanks for this link, Linda. This is a great idea to keep all of us concerned friends up to date. I'm so thankful for this good news and will continue praying for you, my dear friend! Hang in there!!

    Love,
    Amy

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