Tuesday, November 30, 2010

News, Not so good.

Hi everyone,

Deb's surgeon and oncologist has determined that the main tumor in her right breast is three and one half by four centimeters. About an inch and one half by a bit less than that.

The one in the left breast was six centimeters.

So we've learned that the anti cancer drugs, Tamoxifen, did not prevent this tumor, but since lobular tumors are not detected by mammograms, it's possible this tumor was present for some time.

We don't have the exact plan yet, but it appears it will start with the insertion of a power port for chemo and blood work. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_%28medical%29 is a link to a site showing a port.

We assume that chemo is intended to shrink the tumors present and to kill any other cancer cells present in remote areas.

Deb is understandably disappointed, saddened, a bit angry and would like to get on with the program. Her emotions seem to be a bit tipsy right now.

Now the good news. Many people are praying for Deb. She is very strong and has the will to beat this thing again.

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.
Lance Armstrong


Once you choose hope, anything's possible.
Christopher Reeve


And so as so many others before, Deb will choose to fight like hell and have faith that whatever God's will is for her, she will accept it but never stop asking Him for healing and peace.

Thank you for reading this and above all, thank you for your prayers.

Dan
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