Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Decisions, Decisions

Today I met with the geneticist and got an education regarding genetic testing for breast cancer patients. After listening to all of the info she offered, I have lots of questions. I didn't stick my arm out and offer her some of my blood for the testing just yet. Randy and I need to prayerfully consider whether this is something we want done or not.

Dr. Hoberman did call again today with a bit more information. The pathology report is indicating two kinds of cancer. One is the DCIS (stage 0) that the biopsy showed. The other is invasive. The pathologist was pleased with the margins she was able to get with the exception of the skin. The tumor was close to the skin, so she really couldn't take any more. I may need to have some preventative treatment done on the skin in the area of the tumor. I am now anxiously awaiting my next appointment with her on Thursday morning. This is not great news, hence the emotional roller coaster continues to run. Keep praying.

I am trying really, really hard to relax and heal. Today I slept in until 9:30! Our family is enjoying the meals that Randy brings home from friends at Hamilton El. I delight in reading all of the cards that come in the mail and the posts on the blog. I have read them all at least 10 times.

Thats all for tonight.


  1. Prayers will continue, thanks for the update Robin. Hope you're able to keep sleeping in like you did today!

  2. I know the report wasn't exactly what you wanted to hear, but focus on the positve parts. God knows the plans He has for you, so give Him your worries. I'm so glad you were able to get some much needed sleep! I'll keep praying for strength,sleep and patience and that you can feel God's healing arms around you. Keep looking up!


  3. Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:7

    We continue to pray for your family. Stacy

  4. It's amazing how many times I think about you during the day and say a prayer and then think about how many other people are doing the same thing. Simply amazing!



  5. Heavenly Father, Robin and her family need your help. They have questions and they have decisions that need to be made. They long for healing too. Please offer them an increased awareness of your presence so they can move forward with faith, hope, and love. Come Lord Jesus and flood this family with the grace you are so famous for.


  6. God loves you so much and He is going to take very good care of you. You are a strong person and I know you will come through this with a conviction and a story to tell. I am praying for you daily and know He will sustain you through this whole journey. God is Good!


    Sue B. (Teacher Summit)

  7. Hi Robin:

    Our family continues to hold you in prayer.

    "So do not fear, Robin, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God;
    I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will hold you up with my mighty right hand."
    Isaiah 41:10

    "Fear not, Robin, for I have redeemed you;
    I have called you by name; you are mine.
    When you pass through the waters; I will be with you;
    and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
    When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned."

    Isaiah 43:1,2

    What I love about those verses is the word "through"... it tells us that - although it may seem like it - we will not stay in this place of struggle forever. We will come THROUGH it to the other side. That has encouraged me so many times. I pray it is an encouragement to you, today, too.

    I know what you mean about re-reading the notes. I get such encouragement reading the notes that people leave on Sadie's carepage, too. :)

    With care and prayers,

    Jane Klingenberg

  8. I'm glad to hear that you are taking care of yourself. Try to get rest when you can. I know this is hard and your life feels upside down, but YOU CAN DO THIS. Miss you at school. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Hey Robin:

    Oh my! It is such a roller coaster isn't it. Each decision needs to be made with God's help and what seems right for you and your family. I did do the genetic testing. We can talk about that sometime. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you! Praying!

  10. Dear Robin,

    I totally missed this posting...not sure how! I'll claim old age. :) I'm so sorry you have yet more decisions to make and information to wait for. I'm sure this is one roller coaster you are more that ready to get off!! May you be comforted knowing God has everything under control and will help you with each decisions and will also help you come to terms with all of the information that comes your way. Keep working on relaxing and healing.:) Praying for peace, strength and healing!!

    Corla :)