About a month ago, Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer. I've created this group as a clearing house of information and ideas regarding Kate's progress in her fight against breast cancer.
We are truly grateful for all our caring friends and want to keep everyone up to date on what's going on. However,it can be a little daunting to make sure that all of our friends are caught up on where she's at, so I decided it would be a good idea to just update in one place. Everything is developing so quickly that it's hard to answer everyone's questions, so hopefully this will be a good resource for our friends to check in and see how things are going.
I'm also fielding some of the discussion to give Kate a break from having to think her situation all the time. This doesn't mean she doesn't want to hear from everyone, because she does. The warm wishes and good energy's really been incredible. It. just helps cut down on the repetition.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Kate's Cancer - I

A quick background
About a month ago, Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer. For a few years there had been an anomaly showing up in her mammograms causing her to have to go back for a second screening every time, but it was very small and disregarded. At this time we don't know if it was or wasn't the cancer.
In late June of 2011 she went in for a second exam and this time after studying the results they said they wanted to do a biopsy. There was a mass and they wanted to take a closer look. Kate had delayed by 6 months her screening this year to which she's feeling bad that she didn't go on time, but I reminded her that we don't know when it was big enough to bent able to be detected. For all we know, it might have been too small to be seen if she went her normal time of the year in which case it would have had a year and not 6 mohs to grow.
Kate went in for the biopsy and it came back positive for breast cancer. I got home from work and she told me. My guts dropped.


  1. You both are in our minds & hearts every day. We're sending positive thoughts. We are here for you, anything you need, just let us know.
    Jenn & Jim

  2. Love u guys. u r both strong amazing people. I'm sending all my love & healing ur way. If there's anything I can do or u need please let me know. Love u Heather:)