Friday, September 2, 2011

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TREATMENTS ARE OVER! Hard to believe that 8 months ago I was starting my journey to fight breast cancer. What a journey it has been. It was never easy and I had some really tough days but I ALWAYS pushed through. The power of positive thinking, faith, and prayer have been my saving grace. God held me up and fought this battle for me 100% and I know he will continue to fight for me. I know that if I should have a recurrence and cancer return that I will happily put back on my fighting gloves again. I am strong. This year has been a blessing in disguise. My eyes have been opened, my vision is clear and my life now has new purpose. I believe that this was God's plan for me, building faith so that I can make a difference through my experience and testimony of his love and faithfulness and help others who are suffering and ill. I have a vision. Please pray for this.
I feel so blessed and full of love. Thanks to all of my friends and family who have showered me with the most amazing support! You all are so beautiful to me and hold dear to me heart.

So whats next you might ask? Well treatments are over (Can I get a whoop whoop) but I still have a few surgeries ahead of me that have to be done before the end of the year. Yes, I said 2 :( Surgery #1 Thyroidectomy, Surgery #2 Hysterectomy. The thyroidectomy was added in the last few weeks. I had a whole handful of tests that I'd rather not list that basically indicates that I have toxic multinodular goiter. Sounds scary! Well don't panic my sweet things. I have 4 non cancerous nodules on my thyroid that are hyper functioning which is not safe for me. Since we already know that my body can produce cancerous cells and aggressive ones for that matter, it's not good for my body to be in a hyper metabolic state from the thyroid. Safest way to fix this for my situation, remove the little sucker. Who needs a thyroid anyway? HA! jk. I will be on replacement thyroid medicine for the rest of my lovely life. No side effects, nothing to it, that easy. Oh and my sweet Grammy had the same thing happen and removed when she was in her 30's. Just hereditary. Kinda crazy it's all happening to me right now but I'm happy to get it all taken care of this year! All I have to say is next year better be BORING medically. No surprises.
The thyroid surgery will be coming up in the next month and the hysterectomy will be at the end of the year.

Lot's to be Thankful for folks. I don't know about you but I'm Super pumped for the fall, cooler weather, pumpkin patches, chai tea lattes, Chiminea burning with pinon wood (YUM, love the smell), marathons, holidays, EEEK...Love this time of year!

OH AND DON'T FORGET! The Tulsa Susan G Komen Race for the Cure is Sept 17th! We have a group that is going to run/walk in the untimed 5k if you want to join :) It will be fun!

Much love to you all!!

Jen



2 comments:

Toni said...

So glad you are doing well Jen. Gary's cousin had to have the thryoidectomy done a few years ago, she had no problems with it. As you said it is inherited. Her older sister had to have it done about 10 years prior to hers and they are both doing great. Keep us posted and we continue to hold you and your beautiful family in our thoughts and prayers.

Toni

Cameron VSJ said...

Hi,

I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?

Thanks,

Cameron