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My Pink Journey Update

Posted on April 16, 2008

Pink Ribbon
First and far most I want to say thank you. Thank you for all the kind comments, words of encouragement, prayers, and other support everyone has given me. I am truly overwhelmed by the response I have received from so many blog friends and crafters out there.

My surgery on April 15 went well and I’m feeling pretty good today.

Second, I must tell you about a wonderful thing that happened before surgery yesterday. Prior to surgery, I was scheduled to have a MRI pin positioning procedure to mark with a wire the second suspicious spot that was found last week on my MRI. The surgeon wanted to remove this also while he was doing the already known cancer tumor. We didn’t know if this second spot was cancer and rather than wait for more biopsies, it was scheduled for removal too.

At about 1 p.m., a regular MRI was performed to precisely graph and mark this second spot. Once the MRI was done, the Radiology doctor and the techs went into the control room to look over the slides to determine the location which then the pin and wire would be inserted around the suspicious spot. This process can take several minutes as they do their calculations and careful location mark for inserting the pin. Many minutes went by. Several of the MRI techs came by and talked and reassured me that they should be done soon but until then I must remain exactly still. More time went by.

Finally the Radiology doctor came up to me, where I lay with my head turned to the side, trying not to move a muscle during this wait. She said, “Cindy, we can’t find it. It’s completely not there, it has disappeared. I looked at her trying to understand the ramifications of this. She said again, it’s not there and we don’t need to do anything further. You can just go to surgery. At that moment, I fully understood and could only say, “Praise God.” I was so overwhelmed that I couldn’t speak. Even now as I type this I am emotionally shaken and have tears. I was allowed to sit up finally and was able to tell everyone in the room what I had known for several minutes. I told them it was a miracle! I told them that so many people were praying for me and sending good thoughts that our prayers had been answered. One tech told me that God works and moves in mysterious way which is so true.

So up to surgery where only the one known tumor was removed successfully and two sentinel lymph nodes were removed. Doctor stated that the nodes looked good and he should have the test results on them by Thursday. So keep those prayers and good thoughts coming as miracles and healing truly do happen.

Now on a crafting note, I am finishing up my recycled bag in honor of Earth Day on April 22. It’s a grocery tote bag that I crocheted from green-colored recycled plastic bags which is just the right size for your produce at the market. I’m calling it my green “greenie” bag and I will have the free pattern done and posted for Earth Day so do come back by for this cool green crafting project.


13 Responses to “My Pink Journey Update”

  1. DianaB
    Apr 16, 2008

    God is Great! I’m so touched by this. And very happy for you, of course. I wish you to keep the faith and make many many new projects!

  2. Becca Ribbing
    Apr 16, 2008

    I am so glad that all went well, and I am glad that you were up to writing to let us know how it went. I hope that Thursday brings even more good news.

  3. Kimberly Chaudoin-Squires
    Apr 16, 2008

    I just happened to come across your website this evening…. I was searching for a purse pattern to make using bras as a reminder for women to have their yearly mammograms done. My mother and my sister are both five year breast cancer survivors. My sister was diagnosed about 6 months after our mother was diagnosed.
    I had talked to my sister this evening about getting some of her old bras and turning them into purses. Possibly selling them and donating some of the proceeds to Susan G. Komen and I was searching, I found you.
    I have enjoyed looking at the ideas that God has blessed you with on your website and I pray that God will continue to use you as a blessing to others as HE shows His mighty miracles in your life. Thank you for sharing such an intimate detail about your life with other women. Thank you again and may our God continue to bless you and heal you. In Jesus’ name. Amen! God is GOOD!


  4. drenka
    Apr 17, 2008

    I am very glad that you are ok for now.I am still keeping the prayes for you, untill the results come back.

  5. Liz C
    Apr 17, 2008

    I found you last year when I was looking for plarn instructions. I’ve made a few bags and have sent other interested people to your site, and have included a link in one of my blog posts.

    I just wanted to say thanks for all your work, congratulations on your wonderful news, and I’m wishing you nothing but more wonderful news to come.

  6. Millie Smith
    Apr 17, 2008

    My prayers and thoughts are with you. thanks for all the wonderful patterns you have shared with all of us.
    take care
    hope to see more of your patterns

  7. Wonderful news!! Thank you for sharing with us.

    I will look forward to the green bag. I’ve always thought a shopping bag made from shopping bags would be a fun bit of irony!

  8. Stephenie in Ct
    Apr 18, 2008

    I am so glad to hear that everything went well!

    you have truly been blessed! i will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

  9. OH PTL! PRAISE THE LORD! Isn’t He FANTASTIC? OH I am SO BLESSED by this! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

  10. […] I have to tell you that God is even more amazing than that~which we already knew, right? Go and read this!!!!! WOOHOOO! (((((HUGS))))) sandi~have a FUN […]

  11. Helen
    Apr 18, 2008

    May God continue to put his healing hands on you. Good to hear a report of good news.

  12. Stephanie
    Apr 18, 2008

    How exciting Cindy!
    Praying that all continues to go so well!

  13. Le-Chat
    Apr 18, 2008

    Hey Cindy,
    Just found out now, seeing you visited my blog recently. I’m shocked but relieved to hear things look positive for you. You are some strong woman – to still think of Earth Day where you have other worries! Wish you all the best.



  1. […] I have to tell you that God is even more amazing than that~which we already knew, right? Go and read this!!!!! WOOHOOO! (((((HUGS))))) sandi~have a FUN […]

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