My fist real appointment after the surgery was May 5, 2014 with my oncologist. He had a great sense of humour and I knew right away, he was the perfect oncologist for me! You know how crazy us Canadians can be!!
Even though I really wasn’t the right category or I didn’t fit “the mold” for most breast cancer patients as I was told, it is so amazing to look and see how Gods hand is on everything, all the time. I volunteered to be checked for oncotype testing. Usually this was only done in women over 50 I think it was and where there was only two areas of cancer. I was under 50 and had 3 ares with cancer. Yet, for some amazing reason, I was able to qualify……..all God right there.
They send the “stuff” they took out to California and test it and see if chemotherapy will be a benefit and it tests all types of things…..Aaron is the note taker and smart one. As usual half way through the explanation, I dozed off again and good thing Aaron always caught it so he could take notes and explain to me later. After I heard the word chemotherapy, my mind wandered with all sorts of questions and it’s like I wasn’t even in the room……what a good patient I am!!! Another important reason to ALWAYS bring someone with you to EVERY appointment. It’s overwhelming remembering everything and you really need someone there to support you and help you.
I know some people may not support raising money for certain diseases, but it’s tests like this one that saved me from having to go through chemotherapy automatically – that is amazing. To be able to have a choice, to be able to really see what the chemo would do – that to me is medical technology and good dollars being put to use.
This is why I do support certain causes, especially when I know EXACTLY where the money is going. When you support locally, and you know the money is staying there, it makes a difference. I even registered for this “Bowling for Boobies” in October because ALL the proceeds stay in Houston and the locals – that to me is so important. It’s money that was raised through M.D. Anderson ribbons and bracelets and shirts that was put towards research. This researched saved me and my family a lot of pain and suffering, and for that I am forever grateful.
I know that if I was at any other hospital, I would have automatically been put on chemotherapy right after surgery. It’s usually protocol at many of the hospitals in many states and Countries. Because of Gods amazing grace, He moved us to Katy and had us exactly where we needed to be so that I could get the perfect care and not be over medicated. I think of that and I am so humbled, that there really are no words to describe it. My heart is full of thanksgiving and appreciation and I know how blessed I am – and I give all glory and honour for that to my Lord Jesus Christ.