Thanks to those that expressed warm thoughts. When she called me on Saturday, she was in tears and could hardly talk. I was instantly taken back 8 1/2 years ago to my own diagnosis and knew that very dark place she was in. Luckily, she is getting all her tests and appointments right away so she is getting answers and taking control, has much less of that waiting game to play. She had MRI of breast and brain. Brain is clean, but she has 2 tumors plus calcs. Bone scan and chest x-ray are clear. That is especially great since she has a cough that won't go away, they are afraid of lung mets. MRI of the nodes looks good so far. ER/PR negative (drats) and Her 2 strongly positive. SHe's looking at probably a mastectomy, AC, Taxol and then Herceptin.
I brought over my books on Monday and she was in a much better place and I had some peace, seeing that she was moving forward.
ANd Bev, I already told her that you shared the same age and 2 tumor status, and you are one of our LONG term survivors. Thanks!