Friday, August 31, 2012

How Do You Eat an Elephant?

One bite at a time. Boy do I have a big one to eat. Today, I found out I have breast cancer. I found a lump less than 2 weeks ago, and since then things have been a whirlwind. I got in with a doctor right away. Next I had an ultrasound, followed by a call that I needed to have a mammogram and biopsy done "this week." I was given that information on Tuesday, had a mammogram Wednesday, a biopsy on Thursday, and was called with the biopsy results today. I don't have very much information yet but should know more on Tuesday. Your prayers and good thoughts are greatly appreciated. I trust that God will take care of me and help me through this difficult time.

Joshua 1:9 "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

As far as what will happen with Chevy, Tarra has agreed to ride him some for me. Since I don't have a lot of information right now it's hard to say how much I will be up for riding. For sure I want to be spending time at the barn and getting in some horses therapy. I am really hoping that I will actually be able to ride but who knows. We were supposed to have a cross country lesson on Monday but Tarra is going to take it on her own this time.

10 comments:

  1. Oh wow praying for healing in Jesus name!!!

    I know a woman who had breast cancer and is totally fine so I am sure that things will be ok- just gotta take care of it.

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  2. Sounds like you picked up on it quickly. That is a good thing.

    I'll keep you in my prayers. X

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  3. Sending healing thoughts and good vibes your way!

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  4. Wow, I'm so sad to hear this news. You're such an amazing person with so many great people to support you, I know you'll be strong enough to take this elephant down! Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do! You're in my thoughts :)

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  5. Oh I am so sorry to hear this! I have been through the lump-finding, mammogram/ultrasound, biopsy route myself, and it was terrifying. Luckily, it sounds like you caught it early. Take care of yourself and let your horses help heal you, even if you can't ride them for a bit. Thinking of you!

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  6. You are a strong young women. Let me know if we can do anything for you! Keep us all posted. You are in my thoughts.

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  7. Thank you all for your kind words and prayer.
    Jen- Terrifying is a really good way to describe it. When I went to my doctor she felt it and said; it's smooth and mobile which are good things, and since you have no family history it's "highly unlikely" it's anything bad. I wasn't too worried about it at that time and not even at my ultrasound. But when I received the call that I needed to have a mammogram and biopsy done "this week" it felt a little more scary. By the time I was being talked to by the doctor before the biopsy was done, and he said that everything so far indicated it was cancer, that was really scary.

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  8. I know the feeling with the "this week" call. You are not that old either! Aren't mammograms the worst when you're young? I have a tumor over 4 inches across, the biggest the specialist had ever seen. The span of time between finding it and the ultrasound, and then the ultrasound and the biopsy, and then especially the biopsy and the results, was awful. They left it, but I have to get checked often to make sure there's no metastasizing. At least now you have a game plan and there's no wondering or waiting. Waiting and wondering is harder mentally than fighting.

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  9. Nope. I'm 24. I actually didn't think the mammogram was too bad. It hurt the most when they focused on the actual lump area. They put TONS of pressure on it. Thankfully it's not a painful lump but it still hurt. I agree it's nice to have a game plan and I'm going to do my best to kill this cancer!

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear this! Sending hugs your way!

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