Monday, January 18, 2010

Pathology Report

Today I got my pathology report back. As my surgeon said, "No breast cancer is good, but my results have a positive outlook." My report shows NO cancer spreading in the lymph glands, lungs, or blood vessels! Praise be to God! They have labeled it a Stage 1. There was cancer in the ducts, but only 1 area of invasive cancer and it was about 1 1/2 cm in size. The mixed news was bad in that it was a particularly aggressive kind with more potential to spread or grow elsewhere, but the good news was that there is a highly effective drug that can be given in combination with chemo to fight it. I will be meeting with an oncologist hopefully sometime this week to find out all the particulars as to what drugs I will be taking, when, how much, for how long, etc. Also on a positive note, my drains came out today! I can sleep tonight without worrying about the drains which has been the most painful part of this process so far.

I have been overwhelmed with peoples responses and how many people have said they are praying for me. How humbling to know that my name is being lifted daily before the throne of God. My mom said the Lord gave her a passage that she has claimed since the day she found out that I had cancer. The verses she has been praying for me are Psalms 41:1-3.

Blessed is the one (me) who considers the poor (Micah)!
In the day of trouble the Lord delivers her;
The Lord protects her and keeps her alive;
She is called blessed in the land;
You do not give her up to the will of her enemies.
The Lord sustains her on her sickbed;
In her illness You restore her to full health.

How awesome to know that this is the prayer my mother is praying for me! Today I am thankful for answered prayers!

12 comments:

hearingelmo said...

Praise God Candi! I continue to pray for you sweet cousin!

Denise

Lindsey said...

Praying for you, my sweet sister in the Lord!!!!!

Robin and Billy said...

We're praying!!

Blake, Alisha, and Jackson said...

Praying for you Candice! You are such a faithful servant of the Lord. Love you.

amanda said...

Praise God for great news today. We are praying for you. Jonathon and Amanda Ellis

Laura said...

What amazing news!! Praise God!
Laura

The Labontes said...

So glad the report was relatively good! Hope you get an amazing sleep tonight without those drains, and enjoy some time with family.

Kristy

Peter and Nancy said...

Peter and I were just praying last night that the cancer was contained, and hadn't spread anywhere else. What a joy to read this post! We will continue to pray for you as you continue mothering through your treatment.
Hugs to you,
Nancy

Pam said...

Oh Candice, I'm in tears. I'm glad that it was contained, but sad that it was indeed that more agressive form they were concern about. I continue to pray for God's healing hand on your life. Wishing I were there with you to help! :( hugs from KY

e_vandergriff said...

What wonderful news! Such a perfectly fitting prayer your mom has been praying! I will continue to pray for you and your family as you go through treatment! Love you!
Elizabeth

Julie & Patrick said...

How encouraging to hear this report and to know the hands and hearts that are caring for you have a proven plan to rid your body of this disease. Continued prayers.

Julie R

The Pfeiffer Family said...

Thank you for the update. This is wonderful news. I will continue to keep you in pray.

April :-)