I, too, took notice of the "favorable prognosis" thing. Haven't heard many women who don't say their "prognosis is good," or "they caught it early." Of course, I told people that, even though no doctor ever said it to me. I believe they said they were "optimistic that with treatment, blah, blah, blah..." So I don't know why I told people that! LOL They told my husband that, with treatment, 5 years was possible, but not likely.
Really, I remember talking to Peggyinva about this right after JoAnnie was diagnosed with mets and right before Peggy was. I told her I think it's all just a big crapshoot. And the longer I live, the more I believe that.
MK, I think about your Carolyn every day. Hope she's doing well, and hope she's thinking about that transfusion.
I'm really sorry about Dorothy Hammill. But I wish all women had the same resources she will have. It's a crying shame that MK's daughter has to put off having a blood transfusion because of the cost. If they would put just a smidge of that money to help women, rather than giving to all to research...I realize that research is important, but so is the care of those who are fighting for their lives.
Hugs to all...
"There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker." --Charles Schulz