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This fundraiser ended on 12/12/12

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The family and friends of DeCarlous Spearman are uniting to raise money to offset her medical expenses and to remind her that she is loved.

Dear Family and Friends,

I want to take a few minutes to tell everyone that prayed for me and my family, Thank you!
Many of you know I had a stroke in February 2009. I have some vocabulary, writing and reading deficiencies from that stroke.
In March of this year I went to take my annual mammogram and ultra sound. I then went two three follow-up appointments. It was now June. I was just getting in from a dentist appointment where I went in to get my tooth capped and ended up getting it pulled. I was alarmed when my medical doctor, Dr. Theresa Robinson, called me at home. She informed me that she needed to tell me herself that I had cancer in my right breast. She gave me names and numbers to call….
I started the treatment process at Hermann Hospital. After three mammographies, three ultrasounds, two biopsies, and an assortment of other test, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and was set to have surgery on July 25th. But then I caught a cold and went to see my primary care doctor, Dr. Farris Blount and he said, “Mrs. Spearman, I know you like Hermann Hospital. They did well for you when you had your stroke, but if you have cancer you need to be at M.D. Anderson. Just wait a moment and like us get this moving.”
A couple of weeks later I was entering M.D. Anderson. My first appointments were overwhelming. I felt like I was signing up for more than I bargained for. The entire tests redone: the EKG, the CAT scan, the PET, the MRI…. I eventually got beyond it. The surgery was performed on August 29, 2012. I had my right breast removed and all the lymph nodes in my right armpit. The mastectomy was finished. I came home with two drains in my right side.
By the end of September, I had an infection in my right breast; it was still a little there. They finally got the infection resolved. It moved my start time for chemotherapy back a week. I started my first treatment on October 16, 2012. And now I am entering my third week of chemotherapy. I will be taking chemo for six months… until mid April. I was also informed I will be getting radiation every day for 6 weeks….
But know this; God has seen me thru all of that and He will see me thru this! For you see God is not thru with me yet!

Peace!
DeCarlous
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