Well friends. Never a dull moment. The pathology for biopsy results of left breast is in … And never saw this one coming … Triple negative. So I have an entirely separate primary cancer – how exactly does one get cancer twice?! Triple negative is the least ‘desirable’ (as if any are ‘desirable’…) and most aggressive. Clearly mine (right side) is already very aggressive but, by definition, ‘triple negative’ means that it is ‘negative’ for the 3 attributes they test. And they use those attributes (for each that are ‘positive’ like I am ‘hormone positive’…) to decide the course of action. Therefore triple negative confounds doctors bc they don’t know how to defend against it. We are in shock. This never even crossed our mind as a possibility.
I didn’t sleep well last night and Lord prompted maybe I should consider going back to Houston for his opinion on next steps – and that was BEFORE we got this curveball. And in fact that’s what I was texting w Dr O about when she mentioned there will be limitations of trials available since I have both kinds of breast cancer (hormone positive and, now, triple negative). I had reached out to Christina but never heard back yesterday. And now I think I know why.
Sweet to get a ‘hug’ from the Lord through my friend Suzanne who, having no idea about our early morning news, sent this verse.
Amen and amen. Or, in my case, ‘The news may be bad and the new cancer may be even meaner but even then my faithful love for you will remain. The covenant of blessing will never be broken,’ says the Lord who has mercy on you…
Indeed, sweet mercy. New every morning. Great is His faithfulness.