One more step completed.

Yesterday I had a lumpectomy on my left breast where the tumor was. The doctor also removed 4 lymph nodes just to be safe. The surgery that should have taken 45 minutes ran into 3 hours because she was waiting for pathology reports to come back. She told Terry everything looked good. Praise God and thank you for all your prayers!

The next step will come in 3 to 4 weeks when I will have reconstruction surgery. This will include a reduction and a lift. Folks I’m not going to lie, I’m kind of excited about the lift part. Perky for my 60’s… I’m ok with that. I’ll keep you posted on the next surgery date. This one happened so fast I didn’t have time to blog.

I want all of you to know I couldn’t have done this without your prayers and well wishes. Not to mention the families who came for 11 weeks, Monday through Friday and fed my boys because I was too sick to cook. We even had Thanksgiving dinner cook for us! Thank you Mike, Leslie and Sam. I’ve had people frequently bring me soup because it’s all I could eat. My children put together a kickball tournament fundraiser to help out with our medical bills, thanks kids! I had a woman come clean my house the day before Thanksgiving because I couldn’t…Thank you Heather! And I met some wonderful people at my oncologist office who did their part in saving my life. Thanks ladies and gentleman! Oh and I can’t forget about my Oncology chaperones, thank you for coming to pick me up, sit with me and drive me home!

I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again, I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy but I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. This journey has brought me so many blessings. It’s strengthened my marriage, people we didn’t even know have fed us. I’ve had strangers praying for me and sending me gifts. Through this whole process, I’ve never felt alone. There were time I was down but I never felt like I was going through this alone. Thank you all so much. I truly love you and thank you all.

My blessings for today are you! You have been amazing!

Be blessed,

Diana

#standbyme

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