I have a full time job that I work Thursday through Monday. I have my coffee business that I work at every second I can. I have a husband and son at home and grown children and grand children. I have an elderly father who I’m trying to get into Assisted Living. AND…triple negative breast cancer has stopped by for a visit. Since my diagnosis I’ve been poked, mashed and stabbed with hollow needles. I’ve had MRIs, CT scan, bone scan, genetic testing for the BRCA gene. Oh and I had to fire my dads housekeeper.
Deep breath… I guess you could say I’ve been a little bit stressed out. But to look back at this point and see how God is lining things up the way they need to be has been amazing! My job and my business aren’t going anywhere. I’ve already got my Leave of Absent ready to go and I can sell coffee from my gurney! My family and friends have rallied around me and have been such a comfort! Tomorrow my father is moving into his new apartment where he will be loved and cared for and I won’t have to worry about him while I’m recovering. But the best news I got today was that the cancer has not metastasized to my bones. The bone scan came back negative and the CT scan only shows what we already knew about! My surgeon called me today to give me the great news! To say a weight has been lifted off my shoulders is no joke and the sick feeling that I’ve been dealing with left too. I kid you not, it felt like something just pulled it out of me! One second it was there and then it was gone. It was a true Thank You Jesus moment. I couldn’t wait to tell my family. We’ve been waiting for this news since June 22. Thank you everyone who’s been praying for these test to be ok. IT WORKED! God is so good!
What’s next for me? I’ll see my surgeon on the 5th at 9:30 and I hope we will make the necessary plans to get this devil out of me! I told her what my decision was and she said she would call the plastic surgeon who would be doing my reconstruction and schedule a time for us to all meet and I’m hoping to have a date for my surgery before I leave.
When the scriptures tell us to find joy in all things, all trials and difficulties, our human reaction can be disbelief. I can attest to that! But so many beautiful things have happened through this time of personal suffering that I have to say I am praising Him for this journey.
Once again, I thank you for your thoughts and prayers! Please keep them coming. This next leg of this journey I hear isn’t fun! I pray that I will be able to continue to praise Him through it all.