Because of His crown, we can have ours.

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

James 1:12

4.22.2013

A week from today.


Next Tuesday I'll be having minor surgery to remove at least one milk duct from my left breast. Let me just say that 3 months ago, I had no clue this procedure even existed! Oh the things you learn about your body once you have a baby, right? This isn't the easiest thing for me to talk about, considering it's private nature, but I've had so many people surround me with prayers and love that I feel encouraged to do so. 

Back in January I found a lump in my left breast that lead me to see my doctor. I was then referred to a breast specialist who kept a watchful eye on it while we waited on a few procedures and tests. Once cancer was ruled out (hallelujah!!!!!), I was diagnosed with Mammary Duct Ectasia.  Basically, because I had mastitis several times in the same breast with Madelyn, I have irreversible scarring in one or more milk ducts. The scarring has caused the duct(s) to clog and become quite uncomfortable.  

If I did not have surgery to remove the clogged ducts, I wouldn't be able to sucessfully breastfeed in the future, and since Sean and I want more children, my surgeon has suggested that we be proactive and remove the affected duct(s).  I am absolutely head over heels for my surgeon, Dr. Salzburg, and trust her judgement completely! Trust me, y'all, she's awesome. 

Please pray for my silly nerves, the surgery to go well, and for a quick recovery. Also keep Sean and the kids in your prayers as they deal with my recovery (which will hopefully be speedy)! I will certainly keep you posted on how everything goes , and I thank you all for your love and support! 
XO,
Erin

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