This is Part 2 ~ cancer journey continued.
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In January 2021, I ended up with 2 surgeries. The first was on January 4, a lumpectomy to remove the tumor and lymph nodes on my left. My surgeon also did a lumpectomy on my right to check margins where the biopsy was done previously. The pathology report came back with a tiny amount of cancer detected on the right side. Back to surgery the end of January to remove lymph nodes on the right to see if cancer has spread. Lymph nodes, on both sides, are clear. Thank you Jesus!
In March and April, I had 16 treatments of radiation. It was a good experience with no issues, side effects or problems. My last treatment was April 6. I did have some redness about a week after the last treatment and it cleared up pretty quickly.
I’m glad it’s over; two surgeries, radiation, tests, mammograms, biopsies, MRI, staying away from home, Covid swabs, some pain, and lots of information was overwhelming at times. But with God all things are possible. And a great team! I had a great team of healthcare workers and I miss them.
In January during recovery, I picked up my crochet hook and yarn I had stashed away to start making lap blankets for wheelchair patients in a local hospital and nursing home. I haven’t stopped. I also crochet dishcloths. It gives me something to do while John drives the 2 hours to Columbus, trips to Amish, and shopping in Pittsburgh.
As of today, it’s been six months since my diagnosis. I am doing well and did well the entire time. I give God all the thanks and the many prayer warriors, praying on my behalf. Overall, I was positive and at peace the entire time. Jesus was with me and I put my trust in Him.
I’m so glad I went to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Care Center. Everyone in my care was professional, friendly, compassionate, and took great care of me and John too. I will continue to go there for follow-ups as long as I live in Ohio.
Thank you for reading. Being Anchored in Christ is everything to me, especially in hard times such as cancer.