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Fighting For Health

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hey All my fellow sparkers,
Sorry I have not blogged in a while, but I have been recovering from surgery.... I got my genetic test back, and I tested positive for the breast cancer gene. My options were to either monitor and wait, knowing that I had a 90 percent chance of getting cancer eventually, or I could have a full hysterectomy and mastectomy. First my DH and I consulted our pastor. Then we prayed and talked about it alot. We have 3 kids, one who is highly special needs, so it was decided that I would have the operations. The really great thing , and not to get too personal since I do have guy friends that read this, is at the same time they do the mastectomy they replace what they take. And, believe it or not, after 6 hours of surgery, I was only in the hospital over night. But that is ok. IT was nice to recover at home. Trust me, the old ladies at church cook much better than that hospital any day, and I and my family were very well fed for a month.

In other news, Elizabeth our special needs child with autism, started having seizures out of the blue. Well last March, when she almost died, she was without oxygen for 3 minutes , so they decided to do a cat scan. She was found to have sustained brain damage. Now the damage is in the fatty part of her brain, that protects her nerve endings, so she is going to be on a special diet for two years to regenerate that part. Her medical team has full hopes that it will repair her seizures, not sure about the autism.

I know my friends here in the past enjoyed my inspirational blog posts, and I hope to get back to that one day. Maybe when this roller coaster slows down.

Sorry for not blogging in a while, I hope all of my spark buddies are doing well.

Keep Living For Jesus Out There (no matter how bad the news is)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINOVER 10/24/2012 10:05PM

    I know doing the operations was a big decision for you and your family to make. However, your health is of utmost importance! Hang in there! Hope everything goes well with your daughter! My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family!

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ALLELUIA525 10/24/2012 1:29PM

    I was just thinking about you and your family a couple weeks ago and praying that you were okay. Thanks for the update.

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