Dear Friends and Family,
They warned me it would be like this.
Anxiety. Suspicion. Biopsies.
It’s the downside of Lumpectomy plus Radiation vs. Mastectomy.
But they also reminded me that I was blessed to have a choice. And I’m grateful – despite the need for diagnostic mammograms every six months to check for local recurrence and new cancers.
My first follow-up mammogram is Tuesday, Oct. 4.
- Tim will be with me.
- The Radiologist is on site and will give me results right then and there.
They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them. Ps. 112:7
- No cancer.
- No unnecessary procedures or biopsies.
Thank you for helping us with your prayers!
In my last Update I asked you to pray for wisdom to cope with Tamoxifen, the “drug from hell.”
In the end, I decided to take all the meds the oncologist prescribed. Why?
God didn’t give me a direct answer, but He did give me wisdom:
- Tim is a godly, reasonable man. When we disagree, our marriage works when I yield to Tim. Tim wanted me to take the meds.
- My lovely and dearly loved friend Denise passed away Friday after a miraculous (abundant life!) overcoming breast cancer. Recently, on my way to visit her, I thought: What would Denise do? The answer came immediately: Denise would consider the others around her and choose what was best for them.Result? I’m sleeping better and hot flashes have diminished in frequency and intensity. Although still tired and managing some side-effects, I’m feeling much better, and most importantly, I’m much better for (and to!) those around me.
Your prayers are REAL help to us!
And please pray for Denise’s family. Although Jesus has rescued Denise from her sick body (we praise and thank Him!), her family is still here – grieving – sorrow upon sorrow.
Thanking God for you!
Love, Becky (His.Princess.Warrior.)
He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. (2 Corinthians 1:10-11)