Wednesday, 13 July 2011

The main reason I'm starting this blog.

Many people all over the world start their own blogs for many different reasons. I'm starting this blog because I'm fighting lymphoma cancer. 

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind. For the past two years I've had what I thought was tennis elbow or tendonitis in my arm. Well, two weeks ago a doctor's appt was finally set up and my Mom and I met with our family doctor, Dr. Husband, and he diagnosed it as 'tennis elbow' and sent us off for some x-rays. A couple days later the x-ray reports came back and I was sent in to visit the him again. The news that we heard was not very encouraging. So he told me that he was going to send me straight away to BC Children's Hospital to meet with another doctor. 

In the past week I've had some more x-rays done of my right arm and of my hands. I had a CT scan of my arm and my lungs. I had an MRI. I had a full body bone scan. A biopsy of my arm. When they did this test they didn't do a needle biopsy but they did an incision. They took some bone and some muscle. At the same time they took some bone marrow out of my hips, thankfully they didn't do an incision but used a needle. The bone and muscle from my arm was sent to the lab right away.  By putting it under a microscope you could tell that it was malignant. Because they knew then that I would have to undergo chemotherapy they right away put a tube in one of my main arteries. The oncologists administer chemo through this tube.  
This past Monday I had a PET scan. I've had every single kind of scan so far except for an ultrasound. :(

 Another biopsy is scheduled for tomorrow and I will have to put under again. Please pray that all would go well. It has taken a while for me to recover from the biopsy last Friday and I'm slightly annoyed that I have to go in for another one tomorrow. :(

There is sooo much to say about these past weeks I can't possibly right it all down. I will just say that BC Children's is an amazing hospital to be at when sick. The nurses and the doctors are so friendly and I'm getting the best possible care.


  1. Honey, I love you and miss you and just think, you're going to look just like when you were a baby, except cuter (if that's even possible)! :)

  2. Girl, you're a trooper. I love you so much.

    I can't wait to see you again!

  3. BECCA! I love the name of your blog (and that you dont hate that name anymore). Love you lots.. xoxo

  4. Becca, isn't it wonderful that we don't walk our road alone, that God is with us and places us within the body of Christ - where we are able to weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. You are in our prayers.

  5. Becca, we haven't met, but I know your brother and sister and just want you to know that you are in our prayers!

  6. Awww Rebecca!! =(

    I am praying for you! Stay strong, you'll get through this!

  7. Hi Becca,
    I haven't had the opportunity to meet you yet but I did meet your sister and brother while in Poland. Our family is praying for you and your family! God bless you with peace and wisdom!

  8. I love you Rebecca, and am praying for you!

  9. Rebecca, we're so sorry to hear about this! May God grant you and your family peace and strength in your time of need.

    Randall & Stephanie

  10. I'll be praying for you Rebecca, and so will my whole family I'm sure! <3

  11. Hey Becca!
    I have heard a lot of you and i am praying for you!!! if you need to contact us, we might be able to help you (we are from the CREC in Grande Prairie, Alberta.)
    You rock girl! You are amazingly strong! Keep living and loving God and he will bless you =) <3 <3

  12. Praying for you. Keep us updated.

  13. Rebecca, we don't know each other, but I met your brother and sister while in Poland, and I just wanted to let you know that you will always be in my prayers. I think you are such a strong, amazing 14 year old girl and I know you can push through this. With God all things are possible, and I know He's watching over you : )

  14. I always thought that you are a beautiful girl from inside out, and you will always be. Remember, you are not alone in this, the Lord, your family, loving friends and the prayers of the saints are surrounding you. You are in our prayers.

  15. Hey Rebecca
    I am praying for you. :)

  16. Hi, Becca,
    I have never met you either, but I briefly met your brother when he came over here.
    I am praying for you, girl! Hold strong because you are an amazing person because God and all of us are on your side.

  17. Hi Rebecca,

    You might not remember me but I know we've met a couple of times when I've been at your house, and I'm friends with Betty-Ann. I just heard about this the other day, and I just found your blog today on Betty-Ann's facebook. I can't imagine what you're going through, and I'm sure that this experience feels totally unreal. I'm praying so hard for you, and I just wanted to share with you my absolute favourite Bible verse that seems truly written for times this this:

    Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear. Though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
    Psalm 27:3

    People talk about fighting cancer like fighting a battle, and it really is. This is an example of war breaking out against you, and I know you will be confident. The creation of this blog is an example of that. I'll continue to pray for you, as well as your family, and I know that God is an awesome God who will carry you in His arms as you fight this.