It’s been a few weeks since my last post. I have been sick in the bed for the past month with debilitating pain in my stomach, left side towards the back and my right breast. I kind of knew something was wrong when I couldn’t stand erect without pain and my right breast developed several large nodules in my Lymph nodes under my arm and at the base of my right breast. When I say extreme pain, no other words could describe it. Talked with my PCP via TeleMed and she believed that I was suffering from Gastritis since I had it before. But not this time, something was different. Couldn’t hold solid foods down. Every time I ate something and it hit my stomach, it was PAIN to the MAX! Also, my right breast became so engorged that it hurt to touch. I had to keep ice on it just to get relief. And, oh, NO wearing a regular bra. I had to invest in more sports bras because they were the only ones to provide some relief and they didn’t touch the areas where the nodules were located.
I tried to wait until my scheduled mammogram but the pain became so overwhelming that my husband rushed me to the ER. It was there that I became aware of the seriousness of what was happening to me.
After blood work, of course a CoVid test, X-ray and a CT scan it was confirmed. I had a lesion on my liver, two new nodules in my lungs and several lumps in my breast. The ER doctor was very compassionate and stated that he believed the nodules in my lungs and the lesion in my liver to be Sarcoidosis but that I must push for an emergency mammogram a.s.a.p. Well, I did and it was done on this past Friday. They performed not only a mammogram but also a bilateral ultrasound of my right breast.
As I finished with the ultrasound, the Radiologist came in and told me of her findings. She expressed the need to perform and emergency biopsy of my Lymph nodes as well as the lump they found and believed it to be cancer. I left after the procedure still in shock with the, “Why me,” in my spirit. Well, I just received the call this morning with the confirmation that it is definitely cancer. Scared but trusting in The Most High Elohim to get me through this.
This has truly been a rough 22 years of battling this disease known as Chronic Sarcoidosis and now I have another diagnosis to add to the list of calamities brought on by this disease, and or the treatment of this disease. To tell the truth, I am truly tired, but I am not giving up on this life. I want to grow old with my husband and see my children thrive into great adults with their future families. I have still not had the experience of being a Grandma or seen my two daughter’s walk down the aisle. I Want To Live A Long Life And I’m Going To Fight To Achieve That!
So, wish me luck and continue to pray for me as I pray for you. Peace and blessings to you always and forevermore. 💜