Isn't this a pretty road - I'd love to go down this road and see what's at the end of it.
I've found out through life that some roads we travel are much more fun then others.
I went for my annual mammogram April 1 with my daughter.
They found two lumps that had to be biopsied on her and one on me.
Had biopsies on the 15th.
My daughters came back perfect (for now) - PRAISE GOD!!
Mine came back as breast cancer - stage 0.
Had an MRI on the 21st.
Finally saw the doctor yesterday the 30th.
We mapped out my path to becoming cancer free.
I have always been this way - it isn't that I'm hiding my feelings.
For goodness sake I've shared them.
But why keep bringing them up all the time. . .
I do feel it's important to share this with you because you're my family.
However I don't want to make my blog all about my cancer.
I just want to tell you all what's been going on in my world.
Besides all the above . . .
We're still getting the house ready to sell.
We're still looking at other houses to buy.
(We might have found one - we made an offer and will hear tomorrow - there are other bids.)
I've been talking to others who have had this disease.
I've been looking up information and reading about it.
I've been going to doctors.
Of course my family keeps me busy too.
The end of the school year is crazy around here as well.
Oh yeah - planning the upcoming surgery and visiting more doctors are on my calendar now too.
So you see I'm a heck of a busy gal.
I haven't been reading a lot of other posts right now.
I've found out that cancer not only affects me, it affects the whole family.
I have to say they've been very strong for me.
They have been protecting me too.
I am grateful for that.
My sister lives two thousand miles away so she's is helping the breast cancer society this way.
Look what she did for me with her kidlets.
My friends have been very wonderfully supportive too.
Let me tell you and I know you have heard it before -
BUT you really do find out who your REAL friends are.
Things become different.
You can tell.
I also learned that it is one thing to listen to someone who is telling you about their experience
listening to someone after you've been diagnosed yourself.
Sympathy vs empathy.
I've ;earned that you kind of feel you belong to a club no one else wants to belong to.
Yet I know there are many women (and some men) already in the club.
A club with a lot of SURVIVORS!!!!!!!!!!!
Some going through it a couple years ago.
Some are going through it right now.
I've learned that no two treatments are the same - that blows my mind.
I've learned that the world goes on for others while mine seems to have stopped
It sounds like I got the best of the worst of cancer. (A quote from a friend)
Get your mammograms girls.
I have one every year at the same time.
Even so . . .
I have found that there is no such thing as a little bit of cancer.
Cancer has to be treated.
The earlier you find it the better you are.
The less of a treatment.
I want to share this song with you.
Don't let life pass you by - you go out there and LIVE.
I am going to try to go out and do that too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now let's talk about faith for a minute.
I have a strong faith.
I have asked God why me.
What did I do?
Is it a punishment?
Then I've asked why not me.
I'm no more special then anyone else.
The answer I have come to right now is that I feel it is LIFE.
It is the circumstances that my LIFE has dealt me.
Of course now I will be busy packing.
So hang in there with me!!!!!!!!!!
I've been put through trials and sufferings before and I they will be a lot more.
No one gets out of them.
However the end result is going to be that I will eventually be in Heaven -
no matter what trials I go through.
I just have to keep my faith strong no matter what my path is.
No it is not that easy.
But it will be worth it in the end.
I have certainly chatted enough for a month.
This was my time to cry.
I hate having to tell one more person that I have cancer.
I feel like my mind and body will hear that one too many times and may believe that - lol.
My plan to keep on keeping on - with love, animals, beauty, and laughter.
Those things are some good medicine that God gave us to help us through our trials.
You see I'm not exempt.
Good think I love pink!
I love you guys so much.