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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 4/25/2007 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I am one of the lucky ones. it was benign. And I want to share something else. When this whole thing started back in March, I tried to stay calm, stay in the present, deal with the facts and stop myself(and others) from dealing with the what ifs. I had to keep telling myself that God had a plan for me and that whatever the outcome, if I stayed in the present, I would be able to handle it -one day at a time.
I had lots of support from my family and from this board. I didn't tell anyone outside of the family and this board gave me all of the support I needed. Like many other women, I do a lot of caretaking. My mother, my disabled son, help my daughter & her family. But on March 27th when the radiologist told me that there was a nodule, the "I don't give a darn" button got switched on. Suddenly I jumped to the head of the line in terms of needing my attention. I insisted that my husband and son learn how to shop and cook, which they are still doing. If my mother doesn't want to take her medicine, it doesn't bother me. The doctor will put her in a nursing home sooner than later, which is what I am trying to postpone.
And the strangest thing happened last Monday. I was thinking about all of the changes I made in the past 6 weeks and I was suddenly grateful for the nodual. Honestly grateful.
I know that those of you who have have a different biopsy are fighting with all your courage to get well. And I want you to know that every night I say a prayer that soon things may turn around for you.
Thank you once again for all the support in the past 6 weeks. Linda yeah

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/25/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay Linda!!   I'm not sure of the etiquette here but I feel the words HELL YES coming to mind after reading your post.  Right on and thank you for your perspective.  Big hugs to you and congratulations on your diagnosis.  Yay again!!
~ Peace, love and understanding ~

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 4/25/2007 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Linda, congratulations for the great news!!!! Also, YES, being dx with BC changed my life in many ways, and yes, some of them were very good!!!
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
Elisabeth Kubler Ross

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Date Joined Sep 2003
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   Posted 4/25/2007 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I can feel your joy and gratitude and am very happy for you.  I don't think there are too many here who have sour grapes about a benign dx.  I haven't noticed any so far.  Being diagnosed or even thinking about the possibility of having a terminal illness is a life-changing and sometimes personality changing event.  I'm very happy that you "trained" those dependent on you and yourself to be healthier!!!!!  Learned a lot, didn't you?
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.


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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 4/25/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   

I am so glad for your dx of benign.  I had a breast spot punch biopsy on Tuesday and I am waiting until Friday am to hear the results.  A lot is going through my mind, all the different possibilities.  I have good support from my husband and a couple of co workers but I have not told too many people.  I don't want to say anything much until I know one way or the other. 

Please pray for me and thanks for being there for me.


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