On Tuesday, we went to see another breast surgeon for what we thought would be a routine second opinion on Holly’s cancer diagnosis. It was anything but routine.
From the start, something about this new doctor was different. First, she put all our test results up and taught us what they meant. It was during this process we collectively realized something was wrong.
You see, when we first got our MRI results we were told the suspicious area it was confined to just one small area, about 4.5cm long. That was not what we are all looking at on the screen at the MRI results.
It looked pretty obvious to the new surgeon and us that the suspicious area was essentially the length of the whole breast. This is not good news.
The next step is to have a MRI-Guided Double Biopsy. That’s a fancy way to say they will use the MRI to guide the needle to take more tissue samples above and below where the cancer was already found.
If the biopsy comes back positive like we are expecting, a mastectomy will be needed to remove all the cancer.
Unfortunately, right now it’s looking like we won’t be able to get this test done until July 29, almost 2 weeks away. We would obviously want to get it over with quicker, but maybe this will be a nice calm in the midst of the cancer storm.
In the mean time, we have switched to this new doctor. You see the old surgeon never even looked at the MRI results herself (or any other test results for that matter), she just trusted the radiologist’s report. It would be kind of hard to trust her after that.
Thanks for all the support and prayers. Please pray we would has wisdom in the midst of this trial – and with that wisdom the kind of faith that would keep us from being tossed like waves like James 1:2-6 says:
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.