This afternoon, I called the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.  They offer “breast cancer counseling” and “patient navigation.”  Boy, do I need help navigating!  I need someone to help me figure out what questions to ask my medical team!  I am reading steadily in my “Breast Book” but I dread looking at the [surgery] illustrations — but it must be borne!  I need courage!  Did you know 1 out of 8 women will have breast cancer? Many women have come before me and I will learn from them.  Many women will come after me and I hope to help them.

Remembering the words of a favorite hymn:  “Be Thou My Vision.”

I am sleeping well, with help from some nutritional supplements and my swimming.  I hope to swim laps every other day and would love to have a swimming buddy.  So, call me!

Thank you for your comments.  I read them eagerly each evening.  I am thankful for each of you. You honor me by taking the time to read this, so I will try to keep the entries short.


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4 responses to “Navigating

  1. meant to tell you my friend’s mom Dawn is still “in it” and might have some things to share with you – that would help you AND her…so if you want her # I can text it to you. xoxo hang in there. you are stronger than you think –

    Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 4: 12-13

  2. p.s. the date doesn’t match. but b/c it was posted at 12:04 AM on 6/12 – reset your time zone CHT + 4 or something like that i think. 🙂

  3. Lesley G

    The swimming will be so great! That will help build those muscles…my mom had to have a mastectomy and had lots of exercises after…I think its great that you are reading and staying informed! A person who would be great for you to talk to is Kathy Norris. She was diagnosed right after we left Tallahassee and to my knowledge has had a full recovery. She was a great help to me with some medical issues I had.

    Lots of love,

  4. Bill & Kristy

    Dear Friend and Wonderful Backdoor Neighbor,

    I read in your June 11 post that you need courage. Bill shared with me several days ago he is praying that God give you the same courage He gave your father while flying over Germany during WWII. I join Bill in praying that God give you courage.

    We love you!

    Bill & Kristy

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