Prepare for the worst and Hope for the Best is the fortune cookie paper said this weekend! Really???? So glad I don't believe in those.
So with a very shattered Heart, My Breast cancer is back . Ready for this.......... It is in my Breast, my Hip (bones)My spine, and the big one my liver The good news!!! My Brain IS CLEAR. So no excuse of being ditsy lol. I have a spot on my same breast as the last 2 times that measures 2.7 cm. I have 2 spots on my liver , one right lobe measures 2 cm and one left lobe almost 2 cm and a bunch of small spots on my liver. My left hip has a cluster of cells on the ball joint of my hip bone, and my spine has a bunch of scattered cells all up and down it. . I LITE UP LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE. So because the cancer has spread it is classified as Stage 4 breast cancer. Which is really hard to swallow. Although in this day and age is not a death sentence but it could be. But hopefully the chemo will work and be tolerated and I can eventually enter a maintenance schedule but will be on chemo for the rest of my life. Hopefully a pill form so at home. Yes I will be loosing my hair in 7-21 days they figure. But I'd rather be alive than have hair. who knows what color I'll be!
GOD has a plan for me! We don't always agree with this news but we are trusting in him and his glory to heal and protect me . Trusting with my whole heart is the only way I can find peace . Please add me to any prayer chain you can find! I believe in the power of prayer.
So the biggest question is how did you find out? A couple of weeks ago I thought I was having a gallbladder attack. I went to urgent care and they did a ultrasound of my gallbladder, pancreas,liver and kidneys. It came back showing a spot on the liver. Next day I had a MRI, they called me before I could even get home and said I need to talk to my oncologist ASAP. She scheduled a pet scan for last Monday and a liver biopsy for Tuesday. Tuesday night I got the call that my cancer is back. I needed time to tell my family ,and my kids as we knew they are not going to take this news well and I don't want them learning anything on social media. and closet friends so they can start praying and and we can have some time to wrap our heads around this and figure some stuff out.
So our plan of action attack is: chemo once a week for 3 weeks and one week off. That equals one cycle. I will be doing 6 of these. To begin with. We will be doing scans etc. every end of second cycle which equals every 8 week. It needs that much time to show improvement from chemo on the scans. If it's not working they will shake things up at that time.
I started chemo today. I had 2 different kinds of chemo and this week every month will be the hardest. Then I will only have 1 kind the other two weeks of to follow.
I know a lot of you have been through this long journey with me. 7 years. Now 3 times coming back. Countless surgeries, radiation, full rack. No rack , flat rack, half rack , full rack again. Some of you my BMX family probably are learning of this for the first time. Our family is a mess, I'm a mess, our kids are a mess!! But God will comfort us and make us whole! Don't be afraid to ask how it's going . And of course give hugs! ❤️ I will keep you updated as much as possible but sometimes it's hard because we are so busy! No news is good news .
Thank You so much for praying for us! We feel comfort in knowing you are praying
We love you ALL
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