Stage 4 Genetic Breast Cancer Confirmed

1 02 2011

My lung biopsy results are in. Just got off the phone with my oncologist. I am a confirmed Stage 4 breast cancer. I begin chemotherapy at 1 p.m. Please pray that it is the magic elixir for me. More later.

— Amy Rauch Neilson




21 responses

1 02 2011
Scott Orwig

I know that’s what you expected but I’m sorry to hear it anyway. I’m hopeful that is the last of your bad news and this magic elixir will start the good news coming!

1 02 2011

Melt that cancer away today!! Don’t let the number get to your mind. Keep strong and focused and your eye on the prize. You will prevail!

1 02 2011
Meagan @ The Happiest Mom

So hopeful that your treatment will be a success, Amy.

1 02 2011

Best wishes and prayers are with you.

1 02 2011
Barbara Rimoshytus

Sending positive, healing, strenthening thoughts your way.

Barbara (Winnie’s friend)

1 02 2011

Today’s treatment brings the first footfalls on the road to recovery. Focus on your treatment and the positive impact it WILL have. Your treatments are going to fight for you, we are fighting for you, and we know you are a fighter. You can do this!

1 02 2011
M.E. Murray

I have a friend who was diagnosed with stage 4 colon and rectal cancer. She had a rough go of it, but is alive and well and is 10 years clean. My brother-in-law was stage 4 lymph cancer (second occurence, first was testicular) and was given a 5% chance of survival. His declaration was that he was not going to die from cancer…he didn’t. He is also alive and well and 15 years clean. Hang in there.
All the prayers and well-wishes and good thoughts of the hundreds of people who are supporting you along with your determination to beat it will carry you through this.
God Blesses You

1 02 2011
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1 02 2011
Susan Maciolek

Prayers headed your way….

1 02 2011
Elizabeth DeWaard

My heart aches for you, Amy—and Don and Theo. Thank heavens for your amazing strength and attitude. I know you won’t give up until you beat this—and you will.

Your writing, too, is amazing. All that you have recorded, aside from the content, makes for smooth reading. I know it’s cathardic to you, but we all appreciate it so.

Thank you, my sweet girl. I wish I could fix this, but am confident the medicine will.

1 02 2011

kick that cancer’s ass!

1 02 2011

Thinking so many good thoughts for you.

1 02 2011

Amy, so sorry to hear this! I’ll be rooting for you. 🙂

1 02 2011
Ruth Pennebaker

Amy — I’m sending good thoughts about the magic elixir and thinking of you at this tough time. — Ruth, a fellow breast cancer survivor

1 02 2011

May God be with, may the light shine around you and may you find peace in the love that surrounds. I will continue to pray for mercy for you and your family. ❤

1 02 2011
Jennifer Margulis

I’m so sorry. My father-in-law has been battling throat cancer. And a good friend (age 29) was diagnosed with cancer last year as well. Cancer is horrible. I’ll be thinking of you, and checking in on your progress.

1 02 2011
Margaret Stark

Hi Amy! Very sorry to hear this news. You are an amazing woman and your journey is a light to many dark paths for so many others…Be Strong and Courageous…your army is vast…love, hope, faith, family, friends and your will! We love you and are with you through every step and stumble of this battle! Keep shining and fighting no matter what! Here’s a hug…..!

1 02 2011
Lara Baus

I don’t know you Amy but here’s to your magic elixir and writing your memoirs in the future!

1 02 2011
Kelly Haar

Amy although it’s true I haven’t known you for long, I do know you were sent to me; “an angel”, perhaps for many reason and some we will never know. I have always felt a friendship building and yes I’m the lucky one, but you were there to listen and you heard and I thank you for that!! Now it’s my turn! I will continue to pray and hope that you will one day let me listen. I am here my friend-Love Kelly

1 02 2011

I’ll be thinking of you, too.

2 02 2011

So sorry to hear the news. As you said, though, it doesn’t change much in way of treatment. So, go out there and kick some cancer ass!!!! We are all behind you and praying for you!!!! I am BRCA1+ and ovarian cancer survivor. God Bless you!

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