Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm ready

Well Friday is fast approaching and I am sooooo ready to get this surgery done and begin the process of moving on. I realize that the process make take awhile, but just getting started will be a huge plus.

I honestly am not worried about the outcome. I think that everything is going to be ok. God is my rock and my strength. Speaking of rocks, at our church one Sunday (probably a year ago) our pastor passed out rocks to remind us that God is our ROCK. I still have that rock and I look at it most every day. Sometimes I pick it up and just hold it in my hand. It's a little reminder to me that God is there for me always. Is that not wonderful??

I have had a cold since Friday and today I finally am feeling much better, thank goodness. For awhile I was afraid I might not be able to have my surgery. But all is looking up.

Until next time; Live, Laugh, Love

Saturday, September 25, 2010


The wedding was beautiful and fun. We had a wonderful time. The weather was great. The lucky couple went to St. Lucia for their honeymoon. I'm jealous. They will be back late tonight.

I had my Radiation Oncology appointment. The hubby and youngest son went with me. It was enlightening and encouraging. The doctor was super and the staff was great. They made me feel positive and were very caring.

So I have decided to have lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy. I will need 33 radiation treatments. I was so against radiation due to the side effects, but the doc helped me to better understand the process. Hopefully I have made the best decision for me.

Surgery will be next Friday. I am ready to move on and get this behind me. I feel comfortable with all of it. It's kinda of funny, people will tell me that I am handling this very well. My response is that God is in control of the situation and has given me the peace to deal with this. They look so amazed. Don't get me wrong, I do have my moments, but they are very few.

My diabetes seems to be in good control. That has been a challenge. It's life changing and I'm adjusting pretty well.

Until next time............Live, Laugh, Love

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Yay, Woot! My Bonescan was good! Next week is my visit with radiation oncology and then on to surgery. In the meantime..............

I have a wedding to go to. My oldest son is getting married Saturday at the beach. We get to leave Thursday and enjoy some sun before the big day. Everyone is so excited. I have never been to a beach wedding. I am hoping that the weather will stay good. (No rain please). In the meantime................

my youngest son went to Cancun this past Saturday and was to fly back today. Well last night they canceled his flight and said that it would be Friday before he could get a flight. OHHHH no that will not work at all cause he is the best man and he must be at the beach Friday for rehearsal. What now??? Panic, panic, panic! My son was irate and apparently let them know it. In the meantime.............

he finally got a flight out today with a different air line and should be in tonight around midnight.

Ahhhhh.......thats enough, right? Right!

Off to pack, dog to vet, then church and home to rest before tomorrow!
Lots of excitement. Hope your w/end is good and mine too, hehehe!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One week ago today I received the news that I have breast cancer, WOW! Within 4 weeks I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and breast cancer. The diabetes has affected by eye sight which is very frustrating. I did finally get to have an eye exam and am getting new glasses and I can't wait to see clearly, YAY!

The breast cancer is requiring test after test before any surgery will be done. I must decide between lumpectomy and mastectomy. I am steering away from having lumpectomy due to the need to have radiation. Radiation scares me a lot. My aunt died from leukemia last year which she developed from radiation. She too started out with breast cancer. If I have a mastectomy I will not need radiation. Decisions, decisions, decision.

I had a CT chest and abdomen last Friday and it came back good. Praise God! Today I will be having a Bonescan and am praying for good news.

This is quite an adventure. I am so thankful to have God by my side and a huge support system from family and friends.

Keep me in your prayers, please!

Monday, September 6, 2010


is the day that I get my biopsy reports. I am praying that they are negative, but am prepared for whatever news I get. I know that if the results are positive that I have quite a long road ahead of me. When I found out that I had Type 1 diabetes my mother was so upset and I said to her that things could be worse, I could have cancer. Not one time did I think I might have to eat those words.

I have prayed for peace and comfort during this time and God has indeed given me that. I am truly at peace. I have not been over anguish about this. It is what it is. I am thankful to have such an awesome God.

My guys (husband and 2 sons) are a little anguish. They have been so supportive about the Diabetes and the biopsy. My trip Friday to the hospital went very well. I could not have ask for better care.

Until tomorrow............
Live, Laugh, love

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Yet another surprise!

I have yet another surprise in my life of 50 years. This 50 thing is about to get under my skin, hehehe. Anywho! I had an abnormal mammogram, back for magnification views...........unfortunately I have a suspicious area. So tomorrow is biopsy time. I had a total melt down yesterday and so did the hubby. My 2 boys are handling it pretty well. Finally late yesterday evening I had some me time and I spent it talking with God. After my little chat with God I have felt so much better. I am at peace with what ever comes my way. God, my family and I will do this together and I will be just fine. Keep me in your prayers, please.

Live, Laugh, Love