I'll never forget those words. I repacked my bag and drove home. We were in shock. We spent the rest of the day in what felt like a fog. Emotions, questions, and concerns filled our conversation.
Breast Cancer. Stage 0. Grade 2. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). DCIS is also called intraductal carcinoma or stage 0 breast cancer. DCIS is a non-invasive or pre-invasive breast cancer. This means the cells that line the ducts have changed to cancer cells but they have not spread through the walls of the ducts into the nearby breast tissue. (Sited, American Cancer Society.)
In most cases, DCIS is curable. That is good news. Nonetheless, Thursday, February 3rd, was the start of our cancer journey.
After telling some of our family and close friends, we posted the first of our Cancer Story Vlogs. You can watch the episode above.
Within an hour of the vlog and social media going live our phones, email, and comments started filling up with prayers, well wishes, encouraging comments, and support. We were overwhelmed by the responses.
So we wanted to take a minute to say, THANK YOU! Thank you, to everyone who reached out and offered so many words of support, hope, and encouragement. We are grateful for all of you.
We are choosing to trust God. As we said in the vlog, we believe God has us, and we have nothing to fear. We're excited to share this story with you, because we want to be able to give God all the glory.
Our hope is to share with you regular updates through vlogs and blog posts. We chose to invite you to join us in this journey, and we will do our best to share what we can, when we can. The only thing we ask for is patience and your prayers. While everything we read and what we're being told is all good and positive, we still covet your prayers. So, thank you, in advance. We really appreciate all your support.
So stay tuned, we'll be sharing an update really soon!
- Jay & Amy
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