Blogging…not something I thought I’d ever do, Where do I start? What do I talk about? So many questions but we’ve been told to just tell our story, So here goes!!
I was born in McCook on a cold and rainy September day…..Oh, not that story??! Ok, ‘take 2’. I joined Pink Nation on a cold and rainy day in April of 2019, I had found a lump several months before and decided to wait to have it checked out. My daughter was in the end of her first pregnancy and I needed to be there for her and besides I had had several other scares that were nothing but “fibrous breasts”, this couldn’t be anything more than that…could it?
Emma and Josh had a beautiful baby girl and shortly after I found a lump in my armpit, now that was something I’d never had before. It was that day that somehow I knew, this was different! A mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy followed, and then the call from my Dr., “can you be in my office in an hour”? Never a good sign, right? At that time I had an in-home daycare and Emma and sweet baby Everlea were staying with me until I got some news. My husband, Dave works in Kearney (about an hour away) and was in meetings that day, so a quick call to my sister in York to come to go with me as Emma needed to stay with my daycare kiddos. I waited in the waiting room for what seemed like hours before I heard the words that changed my life!
“It’s Cancer”!!! I now know why someone shouldn’t be alone when they hear that, it’s kinda like an out of body experience. I couldn’t tell you what the Dr. said after that, it’s all a blur and I just wanted to go home.
Telling your kids, parents, brother and sisters, and friends that you have breast cancer is excruciating! So many tears and questions that we didn’t yet have answers for. A very dear friend worked at the Cancer Treatment Center and she pulled some strings to get me an appointment as soon as possible. It was Maundy Thursday, we went ahead with our Easter weekend plans and had a good time with family and friends, we ate too much, drank too much, and tried to ignore the giant pink elephant in the room, or as my daughter in law called it, the pink Snuffleupagus! Haha. Our car was totaled by an uninsured, drunk, hit and run driver right in front of our house late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, just icing on the cake! Easter was a beautiful day and we celebrated Jesus’ resurrection and the blessings we receive because of His sacrifice for us, and on Monday morning, the day after Easter, I had my first oncology appointment.
And the story continues….