Sunday, January 25, 2009

Going Pink-Updated

On January 8th, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. All indications are that it is in early stages, which is a blessing. I will be going through chemotherapy, surgery, and possibly radiation over the next months. I covet your prayers during this new journey. My prayer is to "consider it pure joy" during this trial, that God may be glorified through my weakness. I hope that I may then be able to minister to other women who experience this disease after my recovery.


"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." (James 1:1-4)

**Tuesday Update**
I had surgery yesterday to put in the chemotherapy port and have a lymph node biopsy. I will get my first chemotherapy treatment on Wednesday the 28th. I am anxious to start killing some cancer cells! I hope to be back at the computer by Friday:) Thank you all for your words and encouragement and prayers!

21 comments:

Veronica @ A Quiet Heart said...

Kelly,
I am praying for you!!
Love,
Veronica

Mississippi Girl said...

I will be praying for you Kelly, and looking forward to your updates.
Jennifer R.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I am a radiation therapist by trade, so if you have ANY questions about your radiation treatments, please don't hesitate to email me.

As a cancer survivor myself, I think that blogging about your experience is a great idea. I kept a journal during chemotherapy, and it was really helpful to get all of my ups an downs on paper.

It gives me such joy to see that you are viewing this experience as a chance to glorify God. You are in such a unique position for being a witness for Christ, and I will be praying for healing and strength during the next several months.

Xandra

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Kelly,

Praying for you! Please keep us updated & let us know how we can specifically pray for you.

Lisa writes... said...

Oh, Kelly. I will pray for you...

Elle said...

Oh Kelly, I clicked over here thinking a PG announcement was the news. Now though, I will count it a specific privilege to follow your journey and pray for your health--physical and spiritual. I anticipate that God will be greatly glorified in your life and witness.

loraena said...

Oh Kelly! I will pray for you! Let me know any time you have a specific request, too.

Kim said...

I cannot imagine how many women will reap the benefits of your willingness to share. You are in our daily prayers.

Luke said...

Lord, I ask that You will give Kelly pure joy in this time. May You give the doctors wisdom and bring her back to full health. Be with her and her family, and give peace and comfort during this difficult time. Amen.

~Luke

Mindy said...

Kelly, I will be praying. Thank you for sharing with us. I am so sorry.

Natalie said...

Kelly,
Sometimes the only words needed to be spoken are words uplifted to the Lord, the Great Physician. May he bring you peace and comfort during this season of life. Your journey is not alone.

Kelly said...

My cousin, who is 34, has also just received the news. She had a double masectomy. It effects so many. Thanks for your willingness to share. I will be praying for you.

Jenny in Ca said...

oh wow Kelly...I am praying for you. I do applaud your desire to share this on your blog, you might help other women.

peace to you tonight,

Katrina said...

I will be praying for you, Kelly!

Kelly N said...

As my mom is a 5 year survivor of breast cancer, I know what you are going through. My sister and I were there with her every step of the way. I will keep you in my prayers!

Jenn said...

Thank you for being willing to share your journey with us! I am praying for you and for God's peace to cover you!

Susanne said...

Praying and lifting you before the throne of God, Kelly!

Susie said...

Oh Kelly, it is so good to see your name in my comments. I've missed you and your blog so much. I just checked several days ago, but didn't see this post. I'm so glad you are sharing your journey with all of us. I will begin praying for you and asking for you to be completely cured. My friend DeeDee, the women's ministry leader at my former church, has also recently been diagnosed and is journaling her progress. Please go by and see her at http://deedeesharon.blogspot.com/. She is an amazing women who blows me away with her wisdom and love for Christ. Just like you! Take care and let me know if there is anything I can do. Hugs!

Kim said...

Kelly,

I just made it over here to read your news. I am so sorry!!! Please know I will be praying for you! I just delivered a meal tonight to a friend of mine going through chemo with breast cancer. I wish I could do that for you, friend! Just know I will be praying and when we come to Jackson, I will hopefully be able to pray with you in person!

Kim

Wendy said...

Kelly, I am praying for you.

Paula said...

Praying for you. You seem very strong. I will pray you keep that strength and faith.