Isaiah 58: 8-9a

8. Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you, the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. 9. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, Here I am.

Mike and I arrived at the doctor's office about 20 minutes early today. We were not kept waiting at all. We headed back to his office... again. The whole drive there and even that walk back to his office, I felt peace. I sat down in front of his desk, Mike sat to my right. He told me that he did not have good news... again. He informed me that there is a small tumor growing in my neck bone. He went on to say that it is not a good thing to have it appear in two places outside of where it originated. They will not be doing surgery on my breast bone. Instead, they will go forward with the biopsy tomorrow. I meet with my oncologist on Monday at 3:00 and she will have the results for me. They are thinking they will be doing the mastectomy next week, possibly regardless of the biopsy outcome. I will be starting chemotherapy and radiation treatments for my neck. He also mentioned that I may have to see a neurosurgeon to possibly reinforce my neck. The bones become weak when there is a tumor pushing inside it, and he is concerned about it fracturing. He even cautioned me not to go on a roller coaster ride! (I wanted to tell him, I'm already down the first hill and I'm on my way up the second!)

As I have said over and over, my lifeline is not the doctors. It remains the Word of God, and no news will make me decide otherwise. Don't let this news discourage your prayers! I know that Satan is working overtime right now, but I also know that I serve a Savior that works harder!

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