Future Cancer Survivor

This post is hard to write, and I'm sorry to the people who are finding out by reading this, but it was the easiest way for me to tell everyone about a challenge I am facing: I have breast cancer. 

I had no symptoms; the tumor was discovered by a routine mammogram. I had a follow-up mammogram, then ultrasound, and a biopsy before being diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC). I am very lucky, as we found it early. The tumor is small and, from what we know so far, it looks like it has not spread to the lymph nodes. I have a battle ahead of me, but I am fighting it with everything I have. 

I will need a lot of support as I fight. I have set up a CaringBridge site where Steve and I will post updates. We’ll also use it to organize any help I may need with meals, rides, or other things. It’s hard to know now what that might be. Right now what I need are: supportive texts, emails, and/or blog comments; prayers; and for anyone reading this who is not up to date with their mammogram to schedule it immediately. What I do not want or need: unexpected phone calls or visits. Please, always text first. 

So what’s going to happen with my blog? I’m not sure. I have a handful of posts already scheduled, which will run as usual for the next week or so. Beyond that, I’m not sure. I want to keep blogging, but I may find that it’s too difficult to keep up with my current 5 posts per week schedule. I may post less frequently, or I may take an extended break. Either way, I'll keep you informed. You can continue to support me financially by using my affiliate links for any online purchases you make, since I obviously won't be taking on any freelance assignments in the near future. 

Thank you in advance for your support as I start my journey as a cancer patient. It means the world to me. 


  1. Praying for you and your family. You have always been an inspiration and I would expect nothing less from you now! You’ve got this!!!

  2. Cindy, again I am so sorry!
    Right before I read your Facebook post I was doing my morning devotions and meditation. Today’s scripture seems most appropriate for you, from Numbers 6:
    “The Lord bless you and keep you;
    the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
    Love and prayers are with you!

  3. This portal to ask for what you might need is perfect. Be strong when you can. When you can’t, that’s okay, all of us will be lifting you in prayer.

  4. Praying for you! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  5. Knowing you Cindy, you are currently researching and weighing all your options. Don't worry about blogging or anything. Just focus on you. Having a positive outlook is going to help you overcome this challenge. You are strong and relatively young. You can pull through this. Cheering you on from the other side of the world.


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