November 2011

The Oncologist Report for Jeanie's Breast Cancer Treatment

Yesterday, Jeanie and I went for her appointment with the oncologist. She gave us the information about her cancer and the treatment plan. Jeanie’s cancer is lobular carcinoma and the tumor was at stage 2B with an annotation. The annotation related to the fact that one lymph node contained some cancer cells but that test is one that is not yet accepted as standard medical practice. As a result, they do not use it as definitive but include it as an annotation. The size of the tumor was 8.5cm, which is large.

Update on Jeanie's Breast Cancer Treatment

Many of your have asked us to keep you informed the about Jeanie’s breast cancer, so that you can pray specifically for her. And, as our supporters, we want to be very open with you as well. Today, eight days after my wife’s mastectomy, we were scheduled to return to the surgeon for our first follow up visit. We just returned from our visit to the surgeon and were given an update as to what they found during the surgery and in the biopsy reports.  

Praise God, Jeanie comes through Surgery Fine

This morning my wife Jeanie had a simple mastectomy with the removal of the sentinel lymph nodes. They took her into surgery at 9AM this morning and she was wheeled into the recovery room at 11:05. The surgery went very well with no complications or unexpected difficulties. For the next three hours she slept off the effects of the anesthesia. At 2PM in the afternoon, she was awake enough to be released and we were able to take her to the car and bring her home.

Jeanie's Breast Cancer Treatment

Last week we spent almost the entire week visiting specialists and getting pre-surgical blood work done. It was a busy time and with all of the exams and tests the week went by quickly. This week it was a time of waiting. This morning (Thursday, November 10th)the tumor board met and discussed her case and then today at 11:00 AM we had our meeting with the surgeon.