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johanna
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   Posted 9/15/2005 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everybody!
My name is Johanna and I´m 17. I come from Sweden so I hope you understand what I´m writing...
This is my situation: My mam have breast cancer and she´s gonna do the operation on Monday. We don´t know jet if it have spred to the lymf (my english is realy bad...I mean the organ that is ounder the arm...)
Anyway, I just feel that I have to speake to somebody how is/ ore have been in my situation....
 
Thanks fore reading and take cara!
/Johanna

postal2
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   Posted 9/15/2005 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Johanna,
I am sorry your Mom has breast cancer, and I know that you are very worried. We will be with you both all the way, so please stick with us. Keep us updated with her story and we will try to help you understand as best we can what certain things mean. She is very blessed to have a daughter like you. My daughter was my rock and best friend when I was diagnosed. There are many women that are living good lives since breast cancer. One of the ladies here is over 20 years out since her diagnoses. So there IS life after breast cancer.
We will hold your hand the whole way if you want. Please let us know how she is doing.
Hugs, Gail
 
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Candy
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   Posted 9/15/2005 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Johanna:
 
I too am sorry about your mother's breast cancer, but it is not a death sentence.  You have found a wonderful online site that will be of great help and support for you.  You are a good daughter.  Stick by her side and educate yourself and her about the disease.  Knowledge is power.  Please keep us informed about your Mother and about you!  We are always here; 24/7.  Good Luck to you and your mother.  You are both in my prayers.
 
Hugs,
 
Candy
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


MNlady13
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   Posted 9/15/2005 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Johanna, I just want to add my welcome. I know this is a frightening time for you. My daughter was 20 and a college student when I was diagnosed in 1996. She went to her professors to tell them what was going on in her personal life and they were all willing to give her extra time to get assignments completed. You might want to confide in someone at your school so they now you are under some extra stress right now. Please keep us posted on how your mam is doing. Like Candy said, we are here for each other 24/7. Try to remain hopeful. You mam really needs your support right now. Just let us know what we can do for you. Hugs, Lauri
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chantry31
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   Posted 9/15/2005 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Johanna. I'm new here too, and have found the ladies here to be wonderful, supportive and knowledgeable. I wish you and your mam all the best, and don't worry about asking alot of questions!

Chantry
There are no wrong turnings, only paths we did not know we were meant to take - Guy Gavriel Kay


jaaustin
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   Posted 9/15/2005 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Johanna,
I'm so sorry you have to be here, but I'm glad your mother has your full support. I am 5 1/2 years out of diagnosis and proof that there is "normal" life after BC! Stay with us and let us help you any way we can.
Hugs,
Julie
Do not go gentle into that goodnight,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
~Dylan Thomas


gma
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   Posted 9/16/2005 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Johanna, I want to say welcome to our breast cancer forum. I know it is frightening for you to deal with your mother's breast cancer when you are so young and probably know little about the disease. There are all types of breast cancer, most of the time it is very treatable and not a threat. You will learn after her surgery from her pathological report about her cancer. The lymph system is a series of nodes which normally handles carrying off infections and is a part of the immune system. If cancer cells go to the lymph system it is possible they can go to other parts of the body and show up there as cancer but still breast cancer features. The oncologist (cancer doctor) decides on treatment depending on the pathology and if the cancer has spread to the lymph system. I tried to say this so you could understand in case you had no idea about it. Please feel free to come with questions. Hugs MK


johanna
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   Posted 9/16/2005 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi everybody out there!

Thanks fore all the replys! Youre support is fantastic and you realy make me feel better! I don´t know that I gonna write....it don´t hapen so mutch here. We just wayt and see what´s gonna hapend on Monday....I have the hope that everything is gonna go well. But, I don´t whant to be too mutch hopeful because I´m afride to be dissappointed. Anyway, I promise to write on Monday and tell you everything!

Thanks agen! /Johanna


jjessie
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   Posted 9/16/2005 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you the same person on the Ulcerative Colitis page who started the "Alone in Sweden" Topic...looking to contact other young girls...specifically teen girls like yourself who are 17 ish??? Odd, you have colitis and your mom has breast cancer too???

hmmmm
Jessie

Diagnosed Sept 1992
last remission lasted: 2 yrs, 3 months (2nd longest yet)
last flare: June 2005, under control August 1st and weaning off of
Prednisone (5 mg/day - and going down ahead of schedule!!!)
Pentasa (4g p/day)
Flintstones vitamins
Nothing eases stress like: yard work and walking my Golden Retriever whose only experience with stress is watching the squirrels on the birdfeeder that he can't get to.


johanna
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   Posted 9/16/2005 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Jesse!

Yes I´m the some person.... I didn`n whant to write about my mam from the brgining, because I was to afride. And I thought that it was better to sprid up the problems. But maby they are conekted (spelling it wrong?) The doctors say that the reasen to that I got bad agen is because of my worrys about mam....I think that is right.

Pleace write agan, I wonder how I are

Hugs, Johanna


babyseeester
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   Posted 9/18/2005 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Johanna,
 
We will all be there with your Mom on Monday hoping that everything goes well.  This is a very good place for support and valuable information.  Please keep us updated on your Mom.
L & H,
Kathy


johanna
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   Posted 9/20/2005 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey!

Here comes a update from Sweden.

My mam was operated yesterday. The cancer was big so they cut of the hole breast...She was very tired and feelt sick. BUT, today the doctors came and they siad that they did´n thought that it had spread!!! The test didn´t show enything! They gonna do more test´s to be 100% sure... I´m just so glad that everything seams to be ok agen!!!

Thanks fore all the support you have gave me!

Hugs! //Johanna

 


gma
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   Posted 9/21/2005 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Johanna, your mother had a mastectomy. That is what the majority of us have had, I believe. Sometimes chemo treatment is done next. And also radiation treatments. Keep us posted how your mom is doing and tell her we are all saying prayers that she will recover soon. Hugs Mary K.

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