Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Next step-SURGERY

I finally had the opportunity to talk with my surgeon last week. I had so many questions and was very anxious because I received a phone call letting me know something I was not expecting.
Last week I was informed my mammogram had some "areas" of concern and I will be going to have more tests done to clarify everything is good and I do not have the possibility of having breast cancer.
I do have to be honest and tell you it was the last call I wanted to receive on top of everything I am going through. Since I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer on April 5, I have been very calm and positive for the better. When they called me to let me know my mammogram showed areas of concern I just lost it.
I know I lot of woman get this type of call and after having more tests done everything is okay but I am already so sensitive on this topic that I was scare, very scare. My dear husband assured me I will be okay and not to worry, he is such a big support for me.
Talking with my surgeon about the news on my mammogram, he wanted to see the radiologist report and he told me we needed to wait until I have all the tests done and have confirmation I do not have breast cancer to be able to move on with my thyroid surgery.
Doctor Richard Fischer is fantastic, he was very kind and explained every little detail to me and my husband. I am sure I am in very good hands, Dr. Fischer and his staff are all very caring.
My surgery date will be on May 15, it will all depend on the results of my diagnostic tests in my breasts that I will have on May 6.
I am very faithful I will be okay and will be able to continue with the surgery to take the cancer out and part of my thyroid.
I am still keeping my head up and a big smile to life !!!


"Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push, a smile, a world of optimism and hope. A "you can do it" when things are tough."
~ Richard M. Devos


  1. Stay strong, girl!!! You will get through this. I've seen you do more heroic things than this!

  2. There are a lot of prayers coming your way Lorena. I hope you feel them and the love surrounding you.

  3. I just had that same phone call after my last mammogram a couple weeks ago and my husband was over 900 miles away. Thank goodness I was with a close girlfriend who drove me the 45 miles back to Houston for another mammogram and gave me the emotional support I needed. I know how scary that phone call can be. I'm fine. Just have to do a follow up in 6 months. Focus on the things that make you happy, that make you smile and laugh. Stay positive. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    1. Thank You, Jessica ! ♥
      I am glad you were fine.

  4. Bless you, Lorena and know that you have many prayers being sent your way during this most stressful time:O) God will hold you in the palm of His hands and protect you during these procedures:O) ((((hugs))))

  5. I've never met you but just want to say that i can feel your beauty and positivity through your words and your amazing art. Staying positive and living your passion is the best medicine no matter what! I'm praying for you and sending green healing light to surround you.