Saturday, October 10, 2009


Yesterday was the ultrasound on the supsicous lumps around my collarbone. I would have posted earlier, but we got home last night and had a very fun family evening which I didn't want to interupt with lengthy time online. This morning our electricity has gone off twice.

The ultrasound results were inconclusive. Now I realize that a conclusive result would have been bad news. The doctor told me that he would not be concerned about the lumps (after viewing them with ultrasound), but because of my history he wants to do a biopsy. That is scheduled for next Thursday, October 15, at 1:00 p.m.

Thanks so much to all of you who donated to The Race for the Cure. My friends raised over $1000.00! I really appreciate you all donating to this foundation. Some folks have asked about Susan G. Komen's association with Planned Parenthood. I have done some research, and I am posting an exerpt from a letter I wrote to someone else. I hope this answers questions you may have.

I had read some articles concerning Komen's involvement with Planned Parenthood in some areas of the country. Komen's Denver affiliate provided me with some information about that too. From what I understand, Komen gives funds to Planned Parenthood in areas that don't have other breast cancer screening services available. (Evidently, in certain places, Planned Parenthood offers breast health services for women.) Komen claims that their funds are carefully monitered so that they are not used for any purpose other than breast cancer screening. In Denver, however, Komen works exclusively through St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment and screening. St Joseph's Hospital is well known for its stand against abortion. I don't know how Komen operates in other cities, so folks will want to check out the policies of each individual branch.

Correction: In my comments, someone posted a link that I had not seen. The information at this site says that Denver's Susan G. Komen did donate to Planned Parenthood in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. I did not know that Denver Komen gave funds for breast cancer diagnosis outside of the Denver area. I'm sorry for posting inaccurate information.


Anonymous said...

Amy, Just want you to know that we have not forgotten you! We continue to pray for your physical, emotional, and spiritual health, as well as your family's. It is great to hear how Gilead is growing. Your biopsy next week will definitely be in our prayers too. Love to you all, Mike, Stephanie and family

Heather Shehan Currie said...

Will continue to pray and hope for the best of news with the biopsy. I am glad that Gilead is doing well and will keep praying for his as well!

Leslie said...

"PP of the Rocky Mountains received $7,163 from the Denver Metropolitan Komen Affiliate."

Amy said...

Leslie, Thanks for letting me know. I posted a correction.

Anonymous said...

Amy, so happy to see the weight the baby is at now!~we're praying that the biopsy shows no knew problems~Our Lord is still on the throne and so far He has taken good
care of you and your precious family~He will continue I'm sure~
Our prayers are still with you all as you go through this time in your
In Christ,
John & Judy White HPmembers

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family today as you have this biopsy. I read Isa. 44:24 this morning. It is so comforting to know that God formed us from the womb. He knows us inside-out! He is with you in all of this; He designed it. Thank you for your sweet testimony, Amy!
p.s. I can't believe how big Gilead is!

Lisa Arnold
Greer, SC

Anonymous said...

Praying for you today, Amy. Love you, Stephanie

Cynthia said...

I haven't posted a comment in a while, but wanted to let you know that we love you and your family and are still praying much for you! Thanks for keeping us updated on what's going on.


Cousin Cynthia (and the rest of our Dickens tribe here in Brazil) :P