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


Monday, September 1, 2014

I Have Breast Cancer

 My worst fear is real and I am having such a hard time telling people.  So there, I said it.  I want to live,so I have to treat it very agresssively. I have a long hard fight ahead of me.
I am in an advanced stage and have decided to begin chemotherapy  as soon as possible. I have been having lots of tests, and scans. I will have a port inserted on Sept. 11, 2014.   Chemo to begin on Sept. 15, 2014.  My hair is going to fall out after two treatments.  There are lots of meds to take for the side effects.
After chemo, I will face surgery, but that is months away.  Then radiation therapy.
 This is a  long journey, and I am sharing it, so maybe some good will come out of it, and maybe I can help someone else.

I am happy, I feel strong and healthy.  My family and friends are rallying to tell me they are praying for me and I am not alone.  I am meeting the kindest, caring people. My doctors and nurses are incredible.
I am writing a journal  and reading  all the literature I can about breast cancer and my treatment.

I believe that God will provide a miracle and heal me, and will meet all my needs.
 There is so much joy in my life and I will focus on the love and goodness in my world and around me. It's important to me to keep positive and  take care of myself.  I hope my blog will be an inspiration and provide important information.

I believe in the power of prayer and I hope you will pray with me along the way.
 Please keep me in your prayers! 
Love, Linda