Please welcome a special guest!

Posted: October 11, 2012 in Karen, Uncategorized
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Those of you who have been reading know that I am married to a beautiful, Godly woman named Karen. I have talked about our struggles dealing with her cancer, but I thought it would be good to let her tell some of her own story, in a guest post (I hope to convince her to appear again.) Please reply in the comments, I will be sure to forward them to her. So without further ado, here she is.

My name is Karen. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in my right breast May 14, 2012; May 23rd, we found out it was in my left breast too. I can’t begin to tell you what that news does to your life. Suddenly everything is pink and hardly a day goes by where I’m not talking about having cancer. Oh and the TV… if you don’t want to hear the word cancer, don’t turn it on.

OK enough complaining.

Here is what going on with me now. I had a double mastectomy June 1st. After some time to heal from the surgery August 13th I went back to the hospital to get a portacath put in: a simple procedure, in and out;  for me it was 8 days. During the procedure my lung got punctured. Fixing it was supposed to be a 24 hour thing but it seems sometimes as if nothing is going to come easy for me. I didn’t heal like they thought I would and on day 3 I pulled the tube almost completely out and had to get it put back in. So I also had to heal from that before I could start chemo. Now I’m doing chemo. It’s really not as bad as I thought it would be but it isn’t fun. Right now it’s every two weeks but soon my chemo drugs change and then it becomes once a week. I’m sure that means new challenges.

I’m not a hero, I’m just a person with Cancer who is following her doctors’ orders. I have a strong faith in God and I believe He has equipped the doctors with far more knowledge than I have. My faith has also given me great peace. ”It is what it is.“ I say that a lot. God will heal me in His way and I have come to terms with the fact the healing may not come in the shape we want it too.

Keep watching for more special posts from my lovely lady, and thanks for all your prayers, we really feel them.

Following hard,

  1. Leslie Alexander says:

    Karen, thank you for honestly sharing your faith and your story.