Sunday, January 28, 2018

State of the Battle ~ Breast Cancer Update ~ January 28, 2018


I have been battling breast cancer for most of a year now, and I have reduced my writing because of it. I received word from my surgeon's office that the chemotherapy and surgery have been effective. There was no cancer in my lymph nodes and the cancer in my breast was contained. There was no cancer in the margins. This, of course, is excellent news. Further treatments, while difficult, will be to prevent future cancer from growing in my body. 


Remembering hair!
I have taken two weeks of radiation treatments so far and have five more to go. I am having some aching pain which I hope to talk to the radiation oncologist about on Tuesday. So far no burning on the skin. I am praying for protection for my heart, lungs, and skin.

Thank you for your patience with me as I've been fighting this battle. God bless you all. 

Laura
Learning to Rest





24 comments:

  1. Praise be to God for your good news! Still in my prayers as you continue your treatments. Hugs

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  2. 10QGSUS!

    :)

    That says, "Thank you, Jesus!" I saw it written like that on a license plate.

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  3. Praise God!
    Continuing to pray for you, for comfort, peace, and complete healing.

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  4. Thank you for the update. Glad to hear the good report! I will continue to pray. Praise God! How wonderful to have a Savior who understands what we go through and is our very present help every step of the way!

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  5. I am keeping you in my prayers, Laura. God bless you on this journey. xo Diana

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  6. Sending much love and prayers your way, Laura...many hugs too...thank you for the update...you often in my thoughts and prayers, sweet friend. smiles

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  7. Dear everyone understands. Take all the time you need to get back to 100%.
    God has worked wonders and will continue to do so. I continue to pray for your complete recovery.
    God has big plans for you!

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  8. I am so happy to hear that you cancer is gone. My husband survived stage four cancer - he has been cancer free for almost one year now! you are in my thoughts....and prayers...

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  9. Hi Laura, I have been taking a bit of a hiatus from blogging but suddenly felt the need to pick it again. So sorry to hear you've been battling BC! I had BC in 2015 which totally turned my world upside down - thankfully mine was caught early so treatment didn't end up being too invasive. (No chemo) I did have wide excision and radiotherapy though - the tiredness and pain was my biggest challenge. I am due for a mammagram mid-Feb so praying all continues to be good! Thinking of you and praying for you as you and your family travel this cancer journey. God is your peace and strength! ((hugs)) from Julia, in New Zealand x

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  10. so happy to hear it's good news for you. Praying with your that this will be in the past soon.

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  11. Sending prayers to you Laura. Praying for all organs, that they will be protected from this radiation. Pray that God be with you and give you strength to make it through the next 5 weeks of the treatments.
    God is good.. hugs.

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  12. I am so happy to hear of your great report!
    And I want you to know...Every week as I walk up to receive the Holy Eucharist, I pray for you. You are a special person, my friend. Hugs!

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  13. Thank you for the update. I'm glad to hear that you are doing so well. I do pray for you when God brings you to my mind. I will pray that you get through the remaining treatments well. I'm sure you are very happy with the news!

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  14. Hey sweet lady! It sounds like you and God have this all under control, as it all sounds like good news! Hopefully, after you finish your radiation, this year of breast cancer will be just a memory for you. Thinking of you always!

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  15. Wonderful news for a wonderful lady who has handled this with such grace.

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  16. God put the possibility of burning on my mind as soon as I read you were going to receive the radiation treatments. I pray every time I think of you that there will be no healthy cells burned or unhealthy cells missed. That God guides every medical personnel that has anything to do with your treatments.
    I don't usually stay so focused on an individual, but God brings you to my mind many mornings during my prayer time.
    Love through Christ
    Tonia

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  17. You are still in my daily thoughts and prayers. Hope you are completely healed and pain free.
    Marion

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  18. Praise the Lord!! Will continue lifting up you and your family to the Lord as you continue the radiation treatments. Blessings, Gla

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  19. Hello, Laura, this is all very good news!! May each day bring you closer to a clean bil of health and your strength and joy overflowing. Everyday is a gift and a challenge!

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  20. Praise God for the great report on the cancer being contained to your breast. Now that is out too! ((((((HUGS))))) Continued prayers for you as you continue the radiation treatments to make sure that no stray cells got away. Much love to you my friend!

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  21. I am so thankful the treatments are working. Will continue to pray for complete healing!

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  22. Hola mi querida hermanita Laura, muchos besitos preciosa, sigues en mis oraciones. Muchรญsimas gracias a Dios, por tu vida y la de tu linda family ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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  23. Love you Laura❤❤ Praying for you night and day๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ Your faith is such a witness to me. Thank you for the update.

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  24. So happy to hear such positive news and hoping you can endure the remaining treatments. You are amazing!

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Hello! I love it when you all talk back!
Your comments have helped me through the hardest time of my life.
Thank you!

I read all the comments I receive. I answer as many as I can.

Right now, I am undergoing radiation treatments, healing from breast cancer surgery on October 20th, and dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy.

I'm having a hard time replying to all the comments. Please understand if I do not answer. This is all new to me.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PRAYING FOR ME!!!
I treasure your prayers and your comments.

If you have a question, or you need a response, be sure I can reach you by email or subscribe to the comments. I will try to answer each question and request. It just may take me some time.

Be blessed!
Laura