On October 31, 2020 we reached 4 years since adopting the three amigos. After we reached our 3rd year celebration on October 31, 2019, life began to change for us in a number of ways. We had a family member who was diagnosed with cancer and we had to explain to our 3 amigos how different our family member was going to look physically during Thanksgiving dinner. This would be the first time we would have to explain life changes to our 3 amigos. Just when we thought we had time to process Thanksgiving, I received a call that my mammogram came and they had ordered a biopsy. We did not tell the 3 amigos right away because we wanted to wait for the results of the biopsy. I will tell you that I went into the biopsy nervous but thinking that nothing could be wrong because I had no history of cancer in my family. The results were that I had ductal carcinoma in situ. An early form of breast cancer that is noninvasive. I was surprised and I cried with the news and then went into research mode. The biggest part was that a lumpectomy was coming soon so it was time to tell the 3 amigos.
We sat them down and told them that I was going to have a surgery but would be home before their bedtime. They took the news well. I know it was easy for them because we didn't make it emotional even though it was for us.
The day of the lumpectomy came sooner than I wanted but I had to get ready. Prior to the lumpectomy I called to check on the three amigos and Gina. I wanted to make sure they were all in good spirits. All was well with them and that helped me relax. Soon I was wheeled to surgery and I would see Chris when I woke up. It took me some time to wake up but I did and soon was reunited with Chris. I looked at the time and knew the three amigos bedtime was approaching fast. I was finally discharged and gave them a call on the way home to tell them goodnight.
We celebrated our 4 adoption anniversary with cupcakes and laughs. The three amigos even got to dress up for Halloween. The journey has not been easy for us or them but love surrounds and covers us all. Here's to more years of Joy and happiness.