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

Monday, October 15, 2012

In The Beginning...

Many friends and family know the beginnings of my story, but I thought I should start at the beginning. Last week I noticed a sizeable lump at the top portion of my right breast. I have had a small lump come and go at this particular place ever since I breastfed Quentin eight years ago and had mastitis. My GP (in Maryland) had felt it and thought it was a fibroid and nothing to worry about.
Since it had become sizeable, I decided to make an appointment with my GP to get a mammogram and make sure it was nothing. On October 15th, I saw him and he sent me for a mammogram and a sonogram, which, ironically were set for my next birthday, November 7th. At this point I was still sure that it was nothing.

Please keep us in your prayers.

“Hear my cry, O God: attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”
Psalm 61:1-2