Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5–6
My favorite verse. So much wisdom. So much goodness.
That verse has gotten us through some crazy times over the past 6+ months.
In October I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. I started chemo right away (well it took 2+weeks for insurance to get their ducks in a row) but then had to stop because I got too sick.
In November I started a different chemo treatment. After two rounds my nurses kindly recommended that I have a port put back in because it wasn’t fun for them when I would faint every time.
In early December I had my port put back in. That was not fun. A few days after that operation I had a lot of pain in my neck. After a brief stay in the hospital we learned that I had several blood clots in my neck as well as in both arms. That was painful. I was put on three different blood thinners and several pain medications in order to allow the clots to dissolve. Two of the thinners had to be given via a shot at home. Bless Tim. And all of this happened around Christmas time. And because of all of the medications I was on, I don’t remember much from December and January which really bums me out. Kiersten was baptised a few days before Christmas and I hardly have any memories of it.
Then in January my port decided to just stop working. We’re still not sure exactly what happened. I think I can sum it all up by saying my body just hates this.
This time having cancer has been harder. I have had more doctor visits, hospital stays, drugs, pain and problems than I did last time. It has been hard. But then came March…
I finished my chemotheropy treatment!!!
And I had a mammogram and ultrasound and the doctor couldn’t find the mass in my breast! It’s gone!!!!!
This morning I will have a scan to see if the rest of my cancer is gone as well. Please pray. It will take a few days to hear the results, but I will report back as soon as I know.
After my scan we will get the wheels in motion on surgery and radiation, which will be different than last time.
To answer a few questions…
1. Yes, we’re still homeschooling.
2. Kai is doing great! He is almost 10 months old.
3. I’ve never had a root canal.
4. I’ll try to update more often and with some more stories of God’s faithfulness. Until then, please refer to numbers 1 and 2. 🙂