My Story

I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Her2 positive breast cancer Dec. 27th, 2011. I had three large tumors in my left breast, I also had two positive lymph nodes and so with 5 positive biopsies I started my journey. In the beginning, it was a whirlwind and within a week, I was getting a port and preparing for chemo and the rush to save my life was on. Eight months later (August 20th) after stopping chemo (12 sessions) and not having surgery (a suggested double mastectomy) or radiation like my doctors wanted me to, I sat at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Illinois and heard the results of a mammogram, MRI, Pet Scan and blood tests were that they could find no cancer in my body. The nurses and doctors were baffled and no one could explain how I could have had this terrible cancer and it was now gone, except for me. I said the Lord healed me through prayers, education, diet and supplements. I started this blog when I was first diagnosed, it is not just about on cancer, but my life and day-to-day thoughts and activities. There are suggested websites, blogs, videos and more here that I believe can benefit those dealing with cancer and those who want to be preventative. My hope is that you and yours will learn, be encouraged and healed. My family prays every night for those with cancer and that you will be not only be healed but that you will live long and happy lives.
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Love and Blessings on your journey.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Step by Step - Chemo again - Feb 22, 2012

So we met with Sue and she was wonderful. She stayed from 8:00 - 10:30 and so we covered a lot of area. I am at this point planning on going forward with chemo (for the next 7 weeks) until I can get the second opinion or change my mind. I am going to try to get a few tests done and check into different things. I have a video from Sue, called "Burzytnski the Movie" and I am having a Saturday afternoon showing at my house for anyone interested. I am sure that it is quite eye opening. I know I have learned so much about The FDA, clinical trials, etc. in just the last couple months. It’s all very crazy when people self - educate themselves in a field they had never looked before because of necessity. My whole world has opened up and I am able to gain such a better understanding of cancer and many aspects of its treatment and healthy living concepts and truths. There are so many stats and facts out there that are not given to us from the government and often what we have believed to be true are half truths and sometimes even bold faced lies.
This weekend I have Mark and Harrison going to a Father/ Son retreat with the church and 3 kids going camping (RV style) with Grandpa and Grandma Denise to a state park close by and so it will be very quiet indeed with only Holly, Hudson and me here. That’s why I am thinking Saturday at 1:00. I’ll show the movie to whoever wants to come. Of course you’d have to reply here on the blog or call me so I can plan accordingly. Hudson takes a nap at that time and so that will be the best time for me.

So I’ll call this morning and see if I can do chemo, I didn’t have a chance to do the blood work on Monday with the crazy schedule and so I’m not sure if it will happen today as we’d planned or if we push it back, because she might want the WBC count first. I’ll have to call the doctor at 8:00. I got up at 4:00 and couldn’t shut off my brain and so I came into the office to get some work done.  I really like the idea of changing the chemo day to Monday, so that I am better on Friday’s for CC, which only has another 7 weeks with a Spring break too.

I am thinking about cancer like this:

You have begun to live the new life, in which you are being made new and are becoming like the One who made you. Colossians 3:10.

Isn’t sanctification great?
My having cancer is of no surprise to the Lord and he allowed it and I am grateful for whatever it brings. This living with cancer is like a totally new world and life which sometimes still feels a bit surreal. I take great comfort in knowing whatever happens from here on out that God is in control and he is growing me during this process. No doubt about it. I have John Pipers book Don’t Waste your Life on the shelf with tons of other books I have been trying to get to. I think it’s funny and ironic that I bought it via Amazon just a few weeks before being diagnosed.
Have a great day. I’ll of course keep you posted.



  1. To my baby girl-Karri, You know your in my prayers each day and night! I have been praying that you would do what the Lord wants you to do to get better! I know you are shocked that I am writing a comment on your blog. I have written many times, however unable to send it. Hope and pray you get this. Psalm 118:24 Love, Mom

  2. I'm all caught up on reading your blog! You're doing awesome! I'm proud to be your friend.


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