Valentine's Day and Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Jamie Shower(The following was originally posted on my Carepages blog for family and friends during my treatment.)

Here's where I'm at and what's happened so far. . . on February 13, 2017, I went to the doctor with what I thought was a boil on my left side. He thought it was an abscess, maybe even MERSA, so he put me on an antibiotic and scheduled me to see a surgeon the next day.

On February 14 (yes! Valentines Day!) I saw the surgeon in the early morning and since I hadn't eaten, they took me directly over for a biopsy. On my recheck two days later, I went back into surgery for a second biopsy and to receive a port. By this time I had been told it was breast cancer (TNBC).

Since then, I've had a bunch of other tests and have more to go. I am slated to have chemo. I can't remember all the details right now. Tim is my rock in that department. Today I couldn't even write down a date right, so he is keeping me in line, writing down all the important info, driving me to all the different tests, and making sure I eat.

Right now, things look hopeful and optimistic. My doctors are great and we have been given lots of information. I have people praying all over the world and welcome them. Mostly I am looking for encouragement, laughs, and joy. 

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