Monday, September 8, 2014

Bad News

For my 60th birthday I got a diagnosis of breast cancer.
 Yes, There it is, I said it.
 I've been having a terrible time telling everyone about it,
 that's the hardest thing for me to do.  My worst nightmare,
  heartbreaking and scary to my children, (especially my daughters),
 my grandchildren, my parents, sisters and friends.
  official website
 Now that my dear ones know, as many as I could reach,
I have decided to share this journey so maybe it will help someone else.
 It is advanced so I must get aggressive treatment.
  A port will be inserted on Sept. 11, and I am starting chemotherapy on Sept. 15.
After a few months, I will have surgery, and then radiation treatments.

I feel very healthy, and strong, and hopeful.
 I know that God will take care of me and meet my every need,
and I believe in the power of prayer and I am praying for a miracle.
 Please believe and pray along with me.

 I want to live.  I have many reasons to live, precious family and friends,
a lot of joy in my life and I shall concentrate on all my blessings,
 my favorite things,  keeping healthy, and working hard to conquer this.

My calendar is filling up with important  treatment appointments. 

My grandchildren bought me  a drink cup and car magnet.
   So sweet, 17yr. old Gary placed one on his car as well!

 Wonderful scripture, beautiful vintage images and sound spiritual guidance from a dear blogger friend
I can always find  Inspiring scripture, sound guidance and beautiful graphics
 from  Abby at Little Birdie Blessings.

I decided to blog about it, because I hope this story will help someone. 
 It will help me to talk about it and share what I learn along the way.

Now I'm in the biggest fight of my life. 
  But good things will come out of it. 
 Already it's shown me some things. 
       1.  My divorce was not the worst thing that could ever happen to me.
      2.  I've learned not to ignore anything that I feels out of the ordinary.
                                   My advice, Please don't put off getting it checked out before it grows, gets worse.                                   
 3.  My faith will help me be strong.                                                
             I have the Lord by my side and He cares for me.                             
     Tonight my mother sang to me the song, "Does Jesus Care?",  
 and it is sweet comfort to me now!

Casting all your cares on Him,
 for He careth for you. 
I Peter 5:7

Love, Linda



Anonymous said...

Prayers to you Linda! You're a super person! Love ya! Stay strong!

WENDY said...

It's wendy, don't know why says anonymous

Karen Ireland said...

You have such a strong spirit and the biggest heart. Sending prayers to you.

Artsy VaVa said...

I just said a prayer for you and will continue to do so. My mother in law got the same diagnosis 6 years ago and is a healthy, happy, and active 81 year old today! Blessings to you!

Megan Steigerwalt said...

You are a strong,awesome lady and inspiring to others! I'm sending you virtual hugs <3

Linda Young said...

Thank you, dear ones, for your support and prayers! Love, Linda

Miss Kathy said...

Blessings and healing grace from the Lord to you, Linda! I am so sorry to hear of this battle and pray the Lord is mighty on your behalf and glorified through you as you walk this road with Him. May your family and inner circle provide the strong support you'll need - and may your blog posts encourage others battling, too.
Joy in the journey,