The Journey Begins – Part 3 (Intermezzo)

Brief summary of dates, so far:

9/21 -mammogram.   10/1 – follow up mammo and ultrasound.    10/8 – core biopsy.   10/10 – biopsy results.   10/11 – appointment with surgeon.  10/12 – call from surgeon that I would need an MRI.   10/15 – MRI


All the while life goes on.  I drove to Ocean Shores on Friday, Oct 12, for a weekend of scrapbooking. This was just after getting off the phone with Dr. Wooten telling me that she wanted me to have an MRI before doing surgery.  I drove via White Pass, and shortly after I stopped to take this picture of Mt Rainier, the hospital called to schedule my MRI. 

My drive to Ocean Shores was beautiful – with some fall colors and a clear, sunny day. And, of course, Mt. Rainier in all her glory.

I didn’t want to spend the weekend being all “woe is me” with my scrapbooking friends – so I didn’t mention my diagnosis, and just enjoyed the people and the ocean. I was still wrapping my own brain around it all. 

At the end of the weekend I went to my parents’ home in Des Moines (WA) to see my sister and brother-in-law who were visiting from Texas, and to tell them all the news.  I know you are reading this, Mom. In fact you are probably reading it out loud to Dad. It was so hard to tell you. I want to shield you from things that might make you sad or make you worry. But I knew you would need to know. 

Then I went home to Yakima.

Author: jbarnescm

Just a regular person, diagnosed with breast cancer 10/2018, making the best of things, and keeping my peeps up to date

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