Thursday, January 14, 2010

Step 3

Yesterday was my first appointment with my specialist. I feel reassured and very comfortable with her. Our news yesterday was very disappointing. The type of cancer I have is a resistant type of breast cancer. So, we had slipped back down to the base of the mountain (very discouraging). With this type of cancer I have not only chemotherapy but I will also be on Herceptin (a monoclonal antibody) which has a very ugly side affects profile (specifically cardiac related). I will be going back in for major surgery within the next two weeks. I will let everyone know the exact date when I find out next week. The typical breast cancer patient usually will have 12-16 weeks of chemo, I will have an entire YEAR of Herceptin! I was ready for a 16 week "climb" but a YEAR? Yes, indeed it is going to be a tough climb and much longer than first anticipated. But, I have Faith the Lord will carry me to the top :). I thank all of you for your continuous prayers, show of support and helping me on my "climb". One step at a time together we will climb!


  1. As always, with you 100%.....anything you need, call....

  2. Continually praying for the strongest woman we know...

    We are confident you will sustain His comfort, peace, glory, strength and perseverance every step along the way, though difficult. If needed, our cot is ready to bring you up the steps you cannot seize yourself.

    Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
    ~ Psalm 34:8

  3. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you! The Eadors

  4. My thoughts and prayers go with you. I too have walked the road you are going down. May the Lord give you a peace that passes all understanding as only He can do!

  5. Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts daily.
    love, Ginny and Bill