Thursday, May 20, 2010


Well I have finally heard the news....the good and the bad....The bottom line is I do have breast cancer. It feels weird to type that out. I feel strangely peaceful. I am going to go with it is God has His arms wrapped around me, and not that I am in shock. But maybe it is a little of both. The good news is the doctor told me that if you have to get "this" news that I am getting the very best there is in that it is in the VERY earliest stage. Still VERY treatable. He used some medical terms that didn't sink in yet, but I guess something about it not being invasive. They have already scheduled my appointments for next week. I see the cardiologist on Mon. (I do have heart palpitations ~ have for quite a while now) so need to check that out, and then the surgeon on tues. and then the oncologist on Wed. I have the move coming up as well so I guess I will have a lot of other things to focus on. I am choosing to thank God that the original problem came up like it did or I would have NEVER gone for the mammogram when I did which might have changed how early all of this was caught. I am choosing to thank God for my family who will help get me through all of this. I am thanking God that my Melly is through with school and can come for the surgery and be my nurse afterwards. I do know I need her and so did He. I am also thanking God for all of you to pray and hold me up when I am weak as I know I will have my moments of. Sooo, guess that is it for now. My sisters are here and we are going to spend the day seeing the new house and focusing on something else. God bless you all....Debbie


  1. Debbie,
    Treatable great, early detection will get through this, you are strong, your faith is strong and your God is strong. Please let me know if I can do "anything' for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. I'll be praying all the more. I'm sorry for the bad part of the news but will take comfort with you for the good part.

  3. Debbie, I'm a little bit in tears over here for you. Good tears and bad. So grateful that you found out in this early stage. As did my Mom. I prayed to God that if you did get this bad news that it would be the earliest stage possible. You touch too many lives Debbie and I couldn't handle the thought of if the results were any worse than what they are. We will continue to pray for you throughout this process. Please stay strong and let God's hands heal you along the way in all ways possible. Love you Debbie. Thanks for keeping us posted!

  4. I will ditto all the above. Prayers, praises, and continued thoughts for you. Wish I lived closer to you.....

  5. Dear Debbie,
    I am sorry that you have cancer but I am happy for you that they can treat you! I am also happy that God is looking after you and with His love and His strength, you will get through this. I too wish I lived closer so I could give you a hug! If it's alright with you, I would like to put you on my prayer list on my sidebar. Let me know ok? Prayers and love are coming your way.


  6. Oh Debbie.....this was not the news anyone wanted to hear. But as you said, if it is to be, then thank God you caught it when you did, and thank God it is very treatable. There have been prayer chains all over for you. Those won't stop. I will wait to call since you say your sisters are with you today. You have an incredible support system. Thinking of you my friend, with much love.
    XO Kris

  7. i am so sorry you have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctors news is hopeful though isn't it. There is no good kind of cancer, but there is good news in that the cancer is treatable and caught EARLY! That is what I focused on when they told me that too. You are already seeing that God is in the details...I found that so very comforting Debbie.
    You are in my prayers too along with so many others.

  8. Praying for you, sweet friend and sending big hugs. HE is faithful and HE will see you through...keep fighting the good fight!
    Hugs, love, and prayers,

  9. Oh sweet much to "digest" and I won't go on and on - just sending you a huge hug and praising the Lord for the "good", the blessings of timing and especially for the peace you feel!

    Hugs, Jennifer

  10. Dearest Deb,
    I am beseeching the throne in your behalf and trusting that our God and heavenly Father who calls you by name will touch you, heal you, and bring you through this time of concern into rich fulfillment.

    May you draw nearer still to Him, and receive strength in His presence and His peace that surpasses all understanding.

    Love you lots, sweetie.
    Walking beside you in prayer down the path of faith!

  11. Oh sweet Debbie,

    I am sorry as I know this is not the news that you hoped for. But like you said, it is great news that it has been caught so early, and in such early stages. I love what Maryrose wrote, your faith is strong, YOU are strong, and your God is strong. You will get through this Debbie. And we will all be lifting you up in prayer along the way. Thinking of you Debbie. Hugs & love,


  12. Debbie~

    my heart (in my flesh) is broken reading your post. I am soo very thankful and praising the Lord for the early detection and KNOW that HE will walk you through this day by day, minute by minute. I am so thankful as well that you are surrounded by your precious family and how the Lord has already gone before you in having your Melly be able to be there with you. I know how important that will be to you but so did the LORD! I am praying for you my friend, trusting the Lord completely right along side of you!

    Love you

  13. Debbie,
    I am praying and believing with you for a complete healing, and what ever way God decides to do it, it will be Perfect.I am so glad that Melly is coming, and that for now your family is there. I wish I lived nearby, I would so love to help you.
    All my love,

  14. Continuing to pray for complete healing, for fast recovery, and for every hand that touches you, that they will be an instrument in God's hands.

  15. Oh Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear the bad part of your news! From an earthly perspective I hate that you are having to go through this, but I know God loves you so much, He has a plan, His ways are not our ways, and He is right there with you on this road. Praising God that you caught it early and that you have such a great family support system! I am praying for you!

  16. Dear Debbie,

    I am praying for you and sending you hugs. May our faithful Lord continue to strengthen you and heal you. Thank God for enabling you to rest in Him and giving you a thankful heart. May His love uplifts you always and He be very near to you and family as you go through this together.

    Hugs and prayers,

  17. Dear Debbie..........I am praying for you sister. You are in my daily prayer journal and I'm standing upon the faithfullness of our God and His unchanging promises!!! By His stripes...Debbie is healed!!


    Luv, Hugs and Sweet Blessings!

  18. Big Hugs to you Debbie, I echo each statement above-so sorry you have to go through this but so thankful that the Lord had you catch it before it progressed. I'm thankful that it isn't invasive.
    I'll be joining the others beseeching the throne on your behalf. Wish I was near you to help out but know many of us are holding your hand through this.
    Lifting you up.

  19. The Lord promised that He is with us as we go through life's trials. Praying for His strength and healing to cover you sister Debbie. Take care and I know not only me but many of us will continue to pray for you. God bless you.

  20. Keeoing you in my prayers dear sister, knowing it is very treatable and will get it all, amen..My dear friend just went through the same thing, and they did get all hers, and she is doing good, I pray that for you. Lots of love and prayers, Barbara

  21. Hello Debbie, I know how you are feeling and I pray you will have the surgery with a good outcome. My prayers are going out for you even now. My niece in her 50's, just had the same results with almost the same words from her doctor. They found it early and that is a blessing. Right now the statistics for recovery of breast cancer is overwhelmingly more successful than ever before. Research has brought about amazing recovery success.

    Blessings and love are sent to you with prayer as well.


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