The Other Shoe

This isn’t the blog post I planned to write today.

I planned to write a synopsis of my recent experiences with the healthcare system, thoughtfully describing long wait times, expensive copayments, lack of communication, (more on all of those in upcoming posts…) but a happy ending.

Unfortunately, that isn’t the blog I’ll be writing today. The proverbial “other shoe” has dropped and we have a change in plans.

Rather, I am writing to tell you all that I recently found a new lump in my chest. After several weeks of wading through my doctor appointment, an ultrasound and, ultimately, a biopsy, it has been confirmed that I have recurrence of my breast cancer.

After weeks of waiting, this news has obviously taken the wind out of our sails and yesterday was an emotional day. The waiting is always the hardest part for me but, now that we know, we can take action. There is still much to do and learn before we develop a game plan. More testing, additional information from pathology… The hope and prayer is that we caught this new lump early and that it is localized to my chest only, but that is one of the things we need to figure out before coming up with a treatment plan.

Luckily, to quote my dad, “I’m in good shape for the shape I’m in.” I’m otherwise healthy and strong. Recent bloodwork was perfect and I feel great. (How weird to feel so healthy and still manage to get cancer again, right?) I also have a dedicated team of professionals who are looking out for me and are, as they say, “all over this.” And, I have an army of amazing people beside me to pray and support.

We got this.

More details to come, but I wanted to let you all know. Thanks in advance for your positive vibes, healing energy, and prayers.



IMDb: The Other Shoe (2003)


10 thoughts on “The Other Shoe

  1. Hi my friend,
    If anyone can handle this it is you! You may know I am facing some surgery this week, and one of my pre tests had me worried because of a spot on my lung. I was fortunate and the cat scan came back okay, but the waiting was horrible and it was only a weekend. Funny how that made “just” a triple by pass better. You got this early and you are in such a good place, I just know in my heart and soul you will be on the right side of this quickly. You and yours will be in my thoughts.

  2. Sending you prayers, Love, and positive vibes my dear friend. Thank you for letting us know. Now tell us how we can help! ❤️

  3. Ugh – sorry to hear this. Prayers being lifted up that you caught it early and it’s contained. Your positive attitude and good shape are two big pluses in the path forward. Take care my friend.

  4. My thoughts are will you! You’ve
    Got this and continue to inspire me! God’s blessings to you, your family and the medical team.

  5. Thanks for being so open and brave about your diagnosis, if anyone can do this it is you❤️ Our prayers 🙏🏼

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