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Two Significant Papers

His nurse preceded the doctor into the room where we waited. “When he comes in, feel free to ask him anything you would like.” She was quite matter-of-fact, but very friendly.

We immediately liked Dr. Victor when he came in, and before he would leave the small room after we had talked, Jerry would ask if we could pray together. The doctor readily agreed.

It was my receiving this piece of paper in the mail that had led to our meeting.

After the introductions and shaking of hands, Dr. Victor sat on a rolling stool and faced a computer screen. He then rifled through a few documents, reported the results of some blood work and some other things.

“The biopsy, Dr. Victor. What does the biopsy show?” I asked.

In the quiet caring way of Dr. Victor, he said, “Mrs. Buxton, you do have a form of cancer.” And before the visit was concluded, I learned there was a cancerous tumor in my right breast, that there were numerous pre-cancerous lesions there also, and that the cancer had spread to my lymph nodes. He recommended an immediate mastectomy.


Glorious flowers arrived at the hospital and at our home. These pictured here were sent by Brother and Sister Sam Emory, and remain the most magnificent floral arrangement I have ever seen. I photographed and made enlargements of some of the individual flowers. Dried a few of them.
My first day of chemo.

When I knew I would lose my hair, I told Steve I wanted our pictures together when I was as bald as he!

Last day of chemo! I wore my gorgeous wig. Holly provided the crown. The 25 radiation treatments were not nearly so torturous as was the chemo! Nasty stuff. I had terrible reactions, so that some of the drugs had to be stopped. (But I would do it all again. . .because…..

A few days ago, I received this piece of paper–a darling, sweet, cherished piece of paper. I give thanks. Most of all I thank God, for although I give credit to my doctors, to medications, to surgery . . .God is in charge. He is supreme, the One who has given me life. I’m forever grateful.

(During those times I set up another blog which chronicled my cancer treatment. You might be interested in reading over there. You would need to scroll down to get to the beginning posts. Shirley Buxton’s Cancer Detour  

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

23 replies on “Two Significant Papers”

Aunt. Shirley. .We. Serve a ausum. God. & A miracles. Healing God. . God. Has. Brought. You. This .for.Aunt Shirle His .on. Healing .proces. all. Over. Your. Boby. .God. This not. finish. With. You. Yet. .He. Did. Not. Do. All the. Miracle. Nothing.God. On. The. Healing. Side. For. You. Dear. Aunt. Shirley. May. God. Keep. Healing. You. That. My. Prayer. To. You. Love. You. Very. Very. Much more. Thinyou. Will. Ever. Know. Cheryl.

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🎶 Ohhhhh Happy Day! “🎶 Awesome report! Our Healer! I rejoice with you and your family. I pray continued health and strength for you and your sweet boyfriend. . . Love and hugs dear Sister Buxton. Abundant blessings from Above!

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🎶”The Happy Day! “🎶 Awesome report! Our Healer! I rejoice with you and your family. I pray continued health and strength for you and your sweet boyfriend. . . Love and hugs dear Sister Buxton. Abundant blessings from Above!

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