Anyone who has ever served in the military or grew up in a military household has heard the phrase “hurry up and wait”. You rush in a frenzy to prepare, train and equip yourself for the mission ahead and when you think you’re ready to start, you have to wait. In many respects, that’s where we are.
Yesterday, we had an appointment with the surgeon. He did a great job of giving us information and what our next steps will be and what we could potentially be facing. Everything hinges on the results of her MRI (scheduled for Monday) and her BRAC test (scheduled for 10AM today) to determine if she has a “breast cancer gene”. The BRAC test has to be sent to Salt Lake City for processing and will take up to 10 days to get the results.
While we’re waiting on the results of the BRAC test, we will meet with the oncologist today to discuss chemotherapy and possible radiation treatments. I can’t speak for Steph, but for me, this is one of the most difficult appointments to go to. For one, it’s an oncologist – a cancer doctor. A doctor I thought I’d never have to meet. Second, I know the process someone has to go through as a result of these treatments.
Anyway, based on the results of the BRAC test and MRI we will know what type of surgery, chemotherapy and possible radiation treatments she will have to endure. So, we’re hurring around going from appointment to appointment only to wait. However, I’m thankful the doctors want get a solid assessment and provide the right treatment.
These past few days have been a whirlwind of emotions and running from doctor to doctor. We’ve barely had time to digest it all, and we’re running on empty. But somehow, by God’s grace, we keep moving forward.
We’re still holding on, hoping and believing for God to heal her from head to toe so she won’t have to go through any of this. Thanks to all who are standing and believing with us.