Monday, August 5, 2013

Surgery Tomorrow

Early tomorrow morning I head into surgery for my double mastectomy.

I have such mixed emotions as I head into surgery. I'm relieved the day is finally here and I can be one big step closer to beating this cancer. I'm nervous about the pain and the limitations during my recovery. I'm hopeful that the pathology report will show little to no cancer left. And I'm scared to death the pathology report will show that 5 months of chemo didn't really work and I'm basically out of options.

Obviously I so appreciate your prayers for a great surgery tomorrow. But I really covet your prayers for August 8 when I get the pathology report. It just has to show that the chemo worked and that very little cancer is left. I just keep praying and praying it will be good and God will show his glory through me beating this cancer. But even if the pathology report is bad, I vow to keep fighting. I won't let that crush my spirit or my resolve.


Also, just a quick update on my last post. Elise's kidney ultrasound was good. It showed a very minor issue with her right kidney that will very likely resolve as she grows. We just have to do a follow up x-ray next month to give us the info we need to find the best course of action to prevent future UTIs. Most importantly our pediatrician assured us that Elise is going to be just fine no matter what. Thank you for the prayers for her.

"My shirt says I'm a sweetheart but I'm a tough cookie like my mom!"

16 comments:

  1. Thinking of you and praying that results will be the one you want. God bless and go in with your punching gloves on and knock that cancer out! xoxo

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  2. Praying for your surgery, upcoming results and for sweet, little Elsie!

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  3. Praying for your surgery tomorrow Kirsten. You mean so much to me - I think about you daily! You have such resilience and strength, and you are an encouragement to me and so many people. HUGE prayers for cancer-free results on Thursday. Love you!! <3

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  4. Good luck this week! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts! xo

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  5. Jinger, Geoff and BriannaAugust 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    We love you !!! Praying for you as you undergo surgery and the results to follow...big hugs for elise, jon and the rest of the family during this extremely difficult time..If you need anything at all we are here for you no matter the time of day...so lets kick some cancer butt...Xo

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  6. Praying for you tomorrow! Prayers for a successful surgery, an easy recovery, and no cancer in the path results!

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  7. Praying for you all!! Lots of love from Indiana.

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  8. PRAYING so hard for you. I hope the surgery goes smoothly and I hope you will be cancer free! Stay strong! You have been such a fighter and I know you will have so many people pulling for you.

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  9. I'll be praying for you all day today, & I'll be praying for that path report. You are a strong woman!

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  10. Praying for you all! You are one tough cookie!

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  11. Jessica Rogers sent your information to our Bible study. We are all praying for Gods healing and for strength for you.

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  12. Thinking only positive thoughts! xo

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  13. So much of the positive energy of the universe is swirling around you right now. Good luck, good luck, good luck.

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  14. Sending you prayers and positive thoughts!

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  15. I'm at the same hospital as you for some preggo complications and would love to come pray with you at some point. Or my prayers will just come from very near :). I'm starting now since you must be in surgery already!

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  16. Checking back with you on path report, have been praying for you.

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