IrnBruLoverHello, this is Kitt and I am here for you. From the time the physician tells you that you have cancer in his office most people do not hear anything said after that. It is like shock, your mind just stops at the word cancer. I am glad you now understand what is going on and what is in store for you.
Please remember you always have the right to a second opinion and any time you go to see your physician, write down your list of questions. I hope you have a good physician and that you have a trusting relationship with him.
We are here to support you and to listen to you, so don't stop posting.I am posting the address of a online Cancer Support forum you may find helpful too. Being educated is your best defense. Prayers for you too.
Hey there, Hi, good to hear from you. Sounds like your plan is all set out and now we all pray very hard for everything to work out well.
Your daughter is 12 and you are obviously very close. I would answer her questions with honesty and let her know you are scared but don't over answer her questions. She is still young and to much info may frighten her. Reassure her that you have great faith that your will get better as you do have faith and so do we. I know the treatment is tough but there are so many success stories and I feel you will be one of the good outcomes.
Gentle Hugs to you and keep posting here. We are your online family.
I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. My mother had surgery for colon cancer jan 2007. She is why i ended up with a colonoscopy and now know I have Crohn's. She is doing well so don't give up hope and keep fighting!!!!!
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
IrnBruLoverHi, this is Kitt. You are in my prayers and in my heart. I come from a family with a long history of cancer so I have seen most of them as well as being a nurse I am familiar with cancer. I think you have a right to be very scared and coming here and talking is a wonderful way to let out those feelings. Your whole life has changed and you are rising to the change by holding onto your faith and fighting back.I am so sorry for the mistakes made in surgery. Please remember to be your own advocate..............and I am so glad your hubby is with you. I wish there was more I could do for you. I have witnessed some great miracles when it comes to cancer so don't you dare give up. Please let me know what I can do for you?Many gentle hugs coming your way and please know I truly care.Kitt
I wish you peace and I pray all goes well. Please know my thoughts are with you.Gentle Hugs
Jackie, I am sending you my best wishes and prayers.
take care, shelley