2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Friday, May 05, 2006

Praise the Lord!

It's over! I'm done! I get my life back!

Yesterday I went for my final scheduled bloodwork. All my counts are good and theoretically should continue to improve. I have an appointment with Dr. Q in three weeks to discuss maintenance and a scan of some sort, but that is it. I meet with Dr. C next week to discuss finalizing my reconstruction. I am hoping to schedule it for the end of June. I'm ready to get these expanders out. The are hard as rocks making sleeping difficult. It will be nice to get the implants in and finish this process completely.

I have to go start packing. We are going camping this weekend. Step 1 of the "we have our life back" plan!


  1. AnonymousMay 05, 2006

    Praise the LORD!

    You have been in my thoughts daily... may you continue your life with great health and happiness!


  2. Fabulous! I'm so very happy for you! Have a great camping trip...

  3. that is such great news - your blog is so heartfelt, and i'm thrilled to hear that you've reached the light at the end of the tunnel.

    my name is emily and i run a website that caters to the community of women who're dealing (or done dealing) with breast cancer and i'd love to have you write or blog for the site. check it out at www.breastcancerconnections.com, and please email me at support@breastcancerconnections.com if you'd be interested in talking about this idea.

    best wishes!

  4. HOORAY!!!! I'm praising and singing (I know stop, but it's a time to sing no matter what it sounds like.)

    I wish I were closer to be able to give you some physical hugs, but words will have to do for the moment. Keep smiling and know that everyday HE is keeping watch over you, Ed and Emma and all.

    Love you bunches! TC

    P.S. Continue to FROG

  5. Praise God! I'm so glad that this chapter is completed for you.

  6. Fran! I'm doing a happy dance here!

    Rejoicing with you and praising God for His faithfulness! Enjoy your weekend!

  7. I wanted to thank you Fran for all you have shown us with this blog. I have to say that because of you and a couple of other factors I stopped ignoring a small lump that I have had for many years and finally had a mammogram and ultrasound. Thankfully everything was fine but I now feel that as a nurse I can be more of an example to other women.
    I have also registered myself and many of my friends have registered on the reminder web site for breast self examinations.
    Most of all I want to thank you for taking us along on your Spiritual journey. Christ is certainly your sufficiency and your transparency has made me realize He needs to be that more in my own life.
    Bless you.

  8. AnonymousMay 13, 2006

    Good luck with your finishing touches. We think of you often and you are an inspiration to us all. Tell Emma hello from Cali and Storie and send us a address for summer pics. We miss ya'll and hope to see everyone soon. armstrongdp@hotmail.com
    Love Dustin and the girls.

  9. Karen ThiessenMay 17, 2006

    Hi Fran,

    I have been keeping up with your posts and am so very thankful that you are cancer free and things seem to be getting back to normal for you.

    I know from reading your entries (and on homeschoolblogger) that you have probably learned so much through all of this. Your experiences will most certainly be a great inspiration to others who find themselves in the same boat and I know you will always have words of encouragement for them.


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