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Health Update

{my momma came and took some pics of me}

Well, I saw Dr. M today, my Oncologist.  She is the most calming person!  She walks in and brings her smile, knowledge and care with her, which I always appreciate.

She felt my lump area, and was able to push through it and find a 1/2 centimeter area that she is wondering about.  It is in the same area that a lymph node was found in my upper chest, right under my old port incision.  She wants to look into it further with a breast MRI next week.  I have an appointment on Monday and will have results a few days after that.  Even if it is just a lymph node, it is right in the path between where my old tumor was and positive nodes under my arm, so she wants to keep a close eye on it.  She also said that usually you should not be able to feel lymph nodes, and this is the second time in a month that she has, so an MRI is the way to go.

{It snowed today! Snow boots rock!}

She still feels like the largeness and roundness of what I can see in that area is due to radiated tissue moving around and bunching.  That was relieving, in that if we do find cancer, its not this large tumor growing out of me.  I’d much rather be dealing with cancer in a lymph node than a secondary tumor.  I breathed easier when I realized this.

I could feel the area roll under her fingers as she felt around and it was a small bit tender.  It gave me the ebee-jeebies when she would do it.  Blech.

My initial blood work came back perfect.  All white and red cell counts are right on!  I look really healthy on paper, and feel pretty healthy, so I have decided to stop worrying (as much as possible) and act like I am healthy!
{reading blood test results}

I am doing much better emotionally.  I say this every time– but the minute I let you all know about any health concerns, I am blanketed in peace.  I know this is your prayers for me and it really is amazing.  You help remind me that God has been and is so close and has brought so many amazing things my way while dealing with this cancer crap.  He knows what He is doing, so I can let go.  Why do I so often forget this??

Love to you all.

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  • colorchic
    December 17, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Happy Holidays Amy, Love your positive attitude and your boots! Sending lots of good thoughts your way!

  • Theresa R
    December 11, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    You are so beautiful and that inner beauty truly shows through. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family.

  • Susi Osmanson
    December 10, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Amy, I KNOW Jesus is loving on you more than ever before. He wants you to EMBRACE HIS Peace. We all love you and are praying for you and your family. MISSING your smiling face!!! P.S. You are so ADORABLE!!!

  • Patricia
    December 9, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Amy, you are so beautiful, both inside (with your writings this shines through), and beautiful inside.
    I continue to keep you in my prayers. Always!


  • the Mrs.
    December 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Love the attitude, the boots the honesty. Blessings and prayers of peace to you while you wait.
    The more I read your blog, the more familiar things I notice…mason jars, Trader Joes products, love for the Lord, scripture and a desire to simplify and get back to a less is more/previous generation style of living but staying in today.
    I’m so glad I stumbled into your blog and stayed to look around. 🙂

  • adventuresindinner
    December 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Prayers to you-I have cystic breasts and have had a few scares. Positive vibes coming your way. 🙂

    December 9, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Praying all goes well next week. Love your boots!

  • Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun
    December 9, 2011 at 2:50 am

    You and God ROCK!
    Praying for next week…

  • Crystal
    December 9, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Can I just say I LOVE your hair? You look amazing. Healthy mind and healthy body.

    Prayers your way.

  • Holli
    December 9, 2011 at 1:42 am

    First of all, you are adorable. Secondly, I’ll be praying about your MRI! AND that you WILL have peace throughout this time…there will be too much family fun stuff for anything else, ok? OK! 😀 *hugs*

  • Jessica @ a new adventure
    December 9, 2011 at 1:06 am

    I love your positive attitude! God bless.

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