Surgery week.

This week is going to be a big one. It will change my life forever. This whole process has been life changing but this week, it will completely change the way I look and feel.

I am having surgery on Wednesday. A double mastectomy.

I still can not wrap my head around it, I just can’t. This whole process has been extremely overwhelming, to say the least.

The surgery will be about 2 hours from home, so Justin, Savanna and mom will stay in a hotel for a couple days while I am there. I would lie if I said I’m not nervous. I’m a nervous wreck. The reason I’m traveling this far for surgery is for the surgeon. I met 3 different surgeons and he made me feel the most comfortable. While being closer to home would have made things so much easier, I needed to feel good about who was preforming the surgery. He spent a lot of time with Justin and I, and I trust him. It does make a difference in my emotional well being knowing that I trust the doctor. I’m hoping and praying for a quick recovery and to be home soon after.

I know any remnants of cancer that may be in there, will be removed and that makes me feel great. It stinks that I have to lose a body part or two, but I will work through it. I will follow surgery with radiation soon after.

If you would have asked me 2 years ago what I would do if I had a breast cancer diagnosis, I would have probably said, just chop them off! It’s so easy to say and it makes sense. But I’m here now, and its just not that easy.

It’s so extremely emotional. I think I have cried more this past week than I have possibly this whole time, excluding diagnosis week. I’m sure this emotional roller coaster will continue for some time. But with the help of my amazing family and some awesome friends, I will get through this. And I will get through this cancer free! I have changed my lifestyle so much, I know cancer will never come back. Cancer has forged its way into my life, but I am quickly showing it the door!

Thank you for all of your positive thoughts and prayers…keep them coming! I appreciate it more than I can say.

Everything I do, I do for you baby girl.
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  1. Kelly I really hate to hear what you have to go through but it is better to get rid of the ugly word and just be a happy beautiful lady and mommy and you always have been. Just remember that you are a very strong person and I am so sorry we have not made it together for lunch but I promise you when you are able to do it we will and it WiLL be my treat come hell or high water. Just remember we all love you and I will be praying for you every night so tell Justin to let me know how you are ok

  2. wow Kelly you are so amazing! You are beautiful, a wonderful wife and mother! You will get through this too. Prayers for all. Love Aunt Robin

  3. Good luck this week and in the weeks to come. It breaks my heart that you have to go through this. But you are so inspiringly strong and determined. Keep it up. You got this. Let me know if there is ever anything I can help with.

  4. Praying for you , your surgeon, the surgery team, and those that will be in charge of your care while you’re in the hospital. Also for Justin, Savannah, & your mom as they nervously wait during surgery. Know that you are loved and that God is in control. ???
    Your dad’s cousin ~

  5. Praying and sending all positive thoughts your way. Pouring all good into the hands of your surgeon and your healing process.

  6. I pray for you every night and say the rosary for you almost every day. But it is the strength you have that will carry you through. You are amazing and I never would have the courage you have shown through this diagnosis. Just remember you are not the sum of your body parts and although many believe breasts make us women you are so much more of a woman without them. You are gorgeous inside and out and that shows in your family and the smile on savannahs face. God bless you and hold you in his light.

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