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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Survivor Files: Still Surviving

I waited in line at the grocery store this afternoon and was met by a polite young man ready to check me out.
     "How is your day?" he asked.
     "Great!" I said with a smile, like I usually do.

Actually...those were the words that came out of my mouth but there was quite a different chain of thoughts running through my mind. If I was being truthful my answer would have been quite different.

There really isn't an easy way to say it, or read it, or hear it, but after making a few comments at my survivor-ship meeting to my nurse a couple weeks ago, she sent me to have an ultrasound on a couple spots that seemed a little more than necrosis. There have been spots of necrosis in the reconstruction process and most of the time it comes and goes.

At the ultrasound, the doctor found three questionable spots and a lymph node that looked "suspect". I can't say that I wasn't a little on edge as I was scheduled for a biopsy on four spots and sent on my way. In fact, I told David in passing that I think I should skip June from now on. This started seeming a little bit like deja vu!

Today the results of the biopsy came back. It is a little surreal to be typing this but the cancer is back, this time invasive breast cancer with cancer in the lymph node that they tested. I don't know anything else at this point. Tomorrow I talk to the coordinating nurse and next week there is the appointment with my oncologist.

Those of you who are dear prayer warriors I would be honored if you would add me and the family to your prayer list as we navigate through what is ahead. I debated whether or not to call this post "Cancer Files: Take Two" but the truth is, I am still a survivor!


  1. Gabby said something to me earlier today and I was on it with my Joyce Meyer's book about His promises on Healing... You are more then a conqueror and you are not alone! Please don't hesitate to ask for ANYTHING! We want to help any way we can������

  2. Hey there Jody, Chris is right, you are not alone. We are lifting you all in prayer & you know to call when you need anything. I miss seeing you and would love to visit when you feel like a chat. Give me a shout (day or night) ♡♡♡♡

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  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! But in the famous words of Dora "Just Keep Swimming"! Honestly you have too push and do it! I have another friend and she has been through the "Cancer" scare 57 times with skin cancer it doesn't get easier but her fight is still there! Another friend is still fighting after many times! You need to keep your family close and friends too! They all help you to "Just keep Swimming"!