A journal of my experiences with breast cancer to inform those who are interested and to help any one else who might have just been diagnosed.

“[She] will have no fear of bad news; [her] heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016 Dr Browoski

Had my appointment with Dr. Browoski, the gynocology oncologist at Christiana hospital.  We couldn't have been happier as the results all came back normal! It is nice to be able to say that I am cancer free! The doctor did not suggest a hysterectomy,  so we will be following up with my regular oncologist for Lupine shots.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016

Went to my gynecologist for the uterine biopsy.  The results for the pap came back as negative,  so we have our fingers crossed. We scheduled a follow-up for all the test results a gynocology oncologist at Christiana Cancer Center for the 21st.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Met with the Gyn and she did a pap test and scheduled me for a biopsy for October 13. Steven and I  have discussed it and after this scare, even if it turns out I don't have endometrial cancer, I am going to elect to have a hysterectomy to avoid the possibility of it. Truth be told, however, it is almost certain that I have it. Right now I am just praying that we are still in the early stages. Please pray for me that we have caught it before it has gone to far throughout my body. Will keep you all posted.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016 Sonogram Results Back...More Prayers Needed

I am going to need your prayers again, my friends. I had a sonogram last Friday because of bleeding after menopause.  The wall of my uterus is thick, which is an indication of uterine cancer. I am guessing at this point that it is the kind caused by Tamoxifen,  the drug I used for the treatment of my breast cancer. I don't yet know any more in terms of stages or treatment. But perhaps I will know more on Thursday when I  meet with my gynecologist.  Meawhile,  please keep me and my family in your prayers.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Today I  went for my general yearly physical with my family doctor and she also was quite alarmed at my bleeding after menopause,  and has ordered a sonogram for Friday,  September 23, and I have set up a follow-up gyn appointment for Thursday, September 29. I researched and found out bleeding after menopause is a sign of uterine cancer. Keep me in your prayers.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Three and 1/2 Year Checkup

I went to my oncologist for my 3 1/2 year check-up which came at a good time as I mysteriously had a period after 3 years of not having any. This alarmed my oncologist as the cancer fighting drug I am now taking is only effective if one is in menopause. He wants me either to go back to using Tamoxifen or he wants me to take shots once a month to make sure I am in menopause. He also wants me to get checked out by my gynecologist to make sure the bleeding doesn't indicate something serious.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Pork and a Recipe for Latin Pork Stew

Latin Pork Stew

1 1/2 pounds cubed boneless pork (fresh ham is the best)
1/2 tea. black pepper
1/4 tea. salt
1 Tab. olive oil
1 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 Tab. flour
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup lager beer
1 (14.5 oz.) can mild green chili seasoned diced tomatoes
3/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
1 tea. Worchestershire sauce
1 1/2 tea. cumin
3/4 tea. oregano
1 med. sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
1 1/2 cups pearl onions
1 1/2 cups corn 
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
lime wedges and hot sauce

Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tea. oil in skillet and cook pork 3-5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to slow cooker. Add remaining 1 tea. oil to pan. Add onion and cook 1-2 minutes. Add flour and garlic and cook 30 sec.-1 min. Add beer and bring to a boil, scraping any brown bits from the pan. Add tomatoes and mash with a potato masher. Stir in broth, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, oregano and bring to a simmer. Spoon half of tomato mixture on top of pork in slow cooker. Place sweet potatoes, pearl onions and corn on top. Add remaining tomato mixture. Cover and cook 4-4 1/2 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving. Serve with lime wedges and hot sauce.

One serving is 1 cup.
235 calories, 21g protein, 14g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 8g fat