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Danielle’s Update 6/11/2012

June 11, 2012

I know people want to know what is going on, so I figured it’d be easier to write it here. We went for the pathology report today and the Dr. said Danielle has cancer in the breast and lymph node, which makes it stage 2 A.
The Dr. wants Danielle to begin Chemo as quick as possible. His concern is the cancer is in the lymph node so there is concern it could be somewhere else in the body. He said that chemo would begin to kill any “loose” cancer immediately. She will have chemo for 6 months (1 round every 3 weeks for 8 sessions.)

After the chemo we will figure out about surgery. We should hear from the Oncologist tomorrow and get an appointment to meet with her to find out when things will begin.
Danielle will be having surgery Saturday morning at 7:30AM at Southern Regional to have a port put in for the chemo.

Probably more but my mind is sort of numb.

What can you pray about?
Pray the Pet Scan comes back negative. This would mean the cancer is contained to the areas we already know about.

Pray for us emotionally. This has been a difficult past week.

Pray for healing!!! Our God is still bigger than this and can heal in what way He feels fit!
The Dr. also says there is a 7% chance the chemo will totally dissolve the tumor and kill all cancer…Pray that we are part of the 7!

Pray for continued encouragement. It has been amazing the encouragement has come…pray that will continue.

Pray for our girls. They are so innocent and I pray they learn and grow closer to our creator through this.
Pray for us to have great times as a family together!

Thanks so much!

26 Comments leave one →
  1. Danny permalink
    June 11, 2012 8:41 pm

    Praying right now and will continue to do so. Love you guys!!

  2. Brandy Smith permalink
    June 11, 2012 8:49 pm

    This breaks my heart. I can’t believe how many women in my circle of friends are battling cancer. It scares me and makes me sad. I pray for strength for you and Danielle. I’m praying that through the midst of this journey God will be glorified. I’m also praying for a quick recovery for Danielle.
    Love y’all,

  3. Kara permalink
    June 11, 2012 9:05 pm

    Hey, 7 is a Biblical number 🙂 Praying steadfast!

  4. June 11, 2012 9:17 pm

    We are praying now for an amazing and beautiful family !

  5. Mandy permalink
    June 11, 2012 9:22 pm

    Praying now as you have requested.

  6. Becky Phillips Norton permalink
    June 11, 2012 9:23 pm

    Brian, continuing to pray for you and Danielle here. Though our family has never been touched by breast cancer particularly, we are LIVING proof that He can heal–my brother had Hodgkin’s Disease (cancer of the lymph nodes) in 1994, during his senior year of high school. He finished in November of 1994 with his radiation/chemo and has been cancer-free ever since! My father was diagnosed in the Fall of 2010 with prostate cancer and had radiation through Thanksgiving; he is now cancer free as well. 🙂 Please know I’m not trying to compare stories, but as a reminder that we belong to the very same God who is able to do exceeding abundantly all that we can ask or think!!!! Love you guys!!!

  7. Jennifer Harrison permalink
    June 11, 2012 9:29 pm

    Praying for you guys! Much love to you and those precious girls. Please let us know if there is anything we can do!

  8. Jimmy Cochran permalink
    June 11, 2012 9:32 pm

    Praying for all of you!

  9. Bonnie permalink
    June 11, 2012 9:59 pm

    Praying without ceasing for you and your sweet family. God is faithful!

  10. Carrie permalink
    June 11, 2012 10:38 pm

    Y’all have been on my mind all day! Praying God guides Danielle’s doctors and all involved in her recovery! God is so Good and I know he will get you and your family through this. God speed my friend!

  11. Stoney Setzer permalink
    June 11, 2012 10:44 pm


  12. marcusjlewis permalink
    June 11, 2012 10:50 pm

    Praying. I love your family.

  13. Dianne Locke permalink
    June 12, 2012 3:12 am

    We are praying for all of you. Please call us if you need anything.

  14. Karrie permalink
    June 12, 2012 5:41 am

    I have been praying since I found out about Danielle. You guys are a wonderful testament to our amazing God. You guys are continually in my prayers!!!

  15. Pam Ross permalink
    June 12, 2012 5:44 am

    Brian we are praying for you guys. If there is anything you guys need just let us know.

  16. Pam permalink
    June 12, 2012 7:44 am

    We serve a huge God and difficult situations are opportunities for Him to show His mighty power. I will be praying!

  17. Jessica McEwen permalink
    June 12, 2012 7:52 am

    I am still praying for all of you and will continue. If there is anything else I can do, let me know.

  18. Amy and Mark Farley permalink
    June 12, 2012 8:26 am

    We are lifting your sweet family up in prayer!!! Our hearts are hurting with you!!! Hugs to all of you!!!

  19. Pam Grubbs Rickerson permalink
    June 12, 2012 1:06 pm

    Daneille and your precious family are in my prayers! Thanks for keeping us posted.

  20. Erin permalink
    June 12, 2012 5:50 pm

    Hi Brian and Danielle. Marty and I are in Doug and Christy’s lifegroup so we got the message to pray. Pray, we have…and pray we will. Nothing is impossible for God! And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. Rom 8:28. We are praying for peace and healing.

  21. Pat Peaden permalink
    June 12, 2012 5:53 pm

    Praying , praying praying. WE have added Danielle name to our prayer list at Southside Baptist. Let us know if there anything we can do .

  22. sharon cavender permalink
    June 12, 2012 6:17 pm

    As a fellow breast cancer patient, I know the things flashing through Danielle’s mind. Please tell her that God has complete control of every cell in her body and that He can calm the raging sea in her mind and body. God lead me to a wonderful Oncologist named Dr. R Moravinieni with Ga Cancer Specialist in Griffin. He has been so encouraging and reassuring while being truthful and honest. Please tell her to call me if she needs to talk. Lauren can give you my number. Praying!

  23. Judy Griffin permalink
    June 12, 2012 7:01 pm

    Lots of friends! Count us as some of them. Miss you guys! I have a great nephew (13) who has Class 4 and I have been there with him at Scottish Rite. It’s tough chemo. But as you said, God is still on the throne and is still in the healing business. All us Griffins are praying and have been for days. Hang in there, both of you! God’s not through with either one of you yet!

  24. Beth Durden permalink
    June 12, 2012 9:19 pm

    So many familiar themes and feelings conveyed in your requests, Brian. Know you can call on us in whatever way, whenever you want to, and we’re here for y’all. Terry might be able to ease fears for Danielle and encourage her in unique ways. We care so deeply, and we are praying for you all. ~Terry and Beth Durden

  25. Jeanie Murphy permalink
    June 22, 2012 1:15 pm

    Brian and Danielle, Mike and I are praying for you. Our God is an awesome God. We pray that you can feel His arms wrapped lovingly around you and your girls. Mike and Jeanie Murphy

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