This is urgent because I just received an email from Missy at It's Almost Naptime (wouldn't you know she'd have some amazing connections!!) and her friend at MDA who interned with Dr. Trent (coincidentally?! God!!) called him and he told her that he needs my slides and then he will agree to see me as soon as possible (in the world of cancer that is in the next two weeks...she begged him to do it sooner)
Good news from surgeon's visit and CT scan. The surgeon is in agreement with ALL specialists at this point. The mastectomy is not emergency. The most important thing is being seen and placed in the hands of the best and most experienced sarcoma surgeon I can find. That would be Dr. Cormier or Dr. Feig from the feedback I am getting.
The CT scan showed no significant tumors elsewhere but it did show a 3mm nodule on one of my lungs. Not enough of a concern to remove the lung or the nodule surgically but enough of a concern to watch (and we definitely want an expert opinion on that to see if that is something that would require chemo or radiation as now we are hearing differing opinions that one or both would be beneficial).
I think Sarah posted this earlier today but I am now having constant pain in the tumor area and on my lower left ribs and I need prayer that this cancer has not spread. The pain coupled with the lung nodule are threatening to take away my immense and overwhelming joy at what God is doing on my behalf.
And, The Storm I wrote about this morning...that message was prayed over me by my 3:30 AM prayer warrior as God was speaking it to me. I received an email from her that she wrote before she read what I posted and I received after I posted. We laughed and cried together celebrating the Living Word.
I cannot wait to tell you how our Great Big God, the Lord of Heavens Armies, gets these slides to Dr. Trent. Just like one of my friends said, "Don't take this the wrong way but this is really exciting!"
God's just like that.
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. James 1:2