I am sorry for the news. We have all been through this so we know you can make it too. Hang in there and stay strong. We are here to help you and will be with you in spirit and prayer while you travel the road. Please keep us up to date so that Joyce can get the PCE going.
Listen carefully and record everything the docs tell you and make sure you understand. ASK,ASK,ASK every question you have. There is no stupid question unless it is not asked!
With love and hugs,
Many Holiday Blessings to All
Life may not be the party
we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as
I have been checking everyday for your posts about your results and praying that they weren't this. I wish I could give you advice but since I am also newly diagnosed, I can only empathize with what you are going through. The ladies here have actually helped me more than anyone else by constantly reminding me everytime I click on this site that this is BEATABLE (is that a word LOL?)When I was diagnosed I broke down for days then i guess adrenaline kicked in because I knew I had a fight to prepare for. I have 5 children so NOTHING was going to ruin there Christmas. Well, now Christmas is over and reality is setting in again. I don't cry like I did in the beginning but when I do need to, I do. Then I get up and keep going. I hope you have some friends and family who are supportive. Other than my newfound friends here, I am surrounded by a great support network. I will be checking often for your posts and know that you are not alone. Even though my surgeon said I could have a lumpectomy, my once recommended the mast. I too have to go through chemo regardless of lymph node results because of my age. Only my left breast is affected but I want them both gone. My Dr. has sent a letter of "medical necessity" to my insurance and we are praying they will okay the bilateral. They already denied my genetic testing so I'm not counting on it but hopeful. I am to see a plastic surgeon on Monday and my surgery will be around the 2 or 3 week in January. I didn't really want to wait this long but I just couldn't do that to my kids at Christmas time. Their ages range from 24 to 5. I am thinking of you and will pray for you everyday.
So sorry you have to go through this mess. Learn all that you can about your cancer. Knowledge will help you in making informed decisions, as well as to help eliminate a lot of the fear of the unknown. We have all been through so much. If you have questions about what is ahead for you, do not hesitate to ask. I am sure that I or someone else will be able to answer many questions that you may have. My thoughts and prayers are with you, dear.