I can’t help but think of the hope we have in Jesus as the Advent season is about to begin. Here's one of my favorite versions of this song, click here. What does hopeful anticipation look like when you’re worn out and weary? As we approach this year’s season of advent, the ultimate season of… Continue reading The thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices.
This time last year I was going to get an MRI "just to double check" that cancer was not in my body. I had checkups every 6 months because of my mom's early diagnosis. Little did I know, a few days later I would get news that I never saw coming. I've learned a lot… Continue reading What I’ve learned this year.
The waiting period for getting the last test result in was hard. I waited for 6 weeks, should have been 12-14 days, but I know that the delay was not by chance. The Lord truly had His hand in all of this. Deuteronomy 31:8 - The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you;… Continue reading Waiting and Knowing.
First of all, one of my room moms from when I taught kindergarten and who quickly became a friend sent me a Mastectomy Kit from Pinked Perspective (a really awesome non-profit) and it was AWESOME! I am so very thankful. It had everything that I really needed post surgery. The only thing it didn't have were… Continue reading My Cancer: Post-surgery Home List of Things You May Need
When I went for my first doctor's appointment when I was diagnosed to discuss the cancer and options, I was given a Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook - literally like a textbook. I am so thankful that they gave me this. it has been invaluable whenever I didn't understand something or had a question. I had… Continue reading My Cancer: Pre-Surgery To Do List
This is the first of a few posts. I'm labeling it "My Cancer." My hope is to make a few posts of information about my initial cancer experience, decisions we had to make, and things that have been useful pre-during-post surgery and what happens next now that surgery is over. My Family History and How I… Continue reading My Cancer: Diagnosis and Surgery Decisions.
On Monday, March 20th, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I’ve spent the past week researching, crying, learning new names for words I previously had never heard, going to multiple doctors appointments, and countless conversations with all my doctors (there are so many now!) to figure out what treatment will look like for me for… Continue reading Cancer – Part 1.