Hope is grief’s best music…

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This is just a quick update for those of you who have expressed concern and offered up prayers. I met with the oncology surgeon at 7AM this morning, and there’s some good and bad involved with my cancer. There are enough good factors to opt for a lumpectomy at this point followed by 4 to 6 weeks of daily radiation, but should other factors be sufficiently present when they get in there to do the lumpectomy then I will have to have a full mastectomy of my right breast. So it has been a difficult and challenging morning. But it is what it is and I have no choice but to deal with it. My family doc said that I had met and  coped with all my other challenges brilliantly and courageously as he put it and had no doubt I would be able to rise up and do it again. I only wish I had as much faith in that as he seems to have. For now I will cling to this passage of Scripture.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~Isaiah 41:10 ✝