Everyone in my family has reacted to this cancer differently. Heather has been very sensitive and is worried that I might not be around for her wedding day (still in the planning stages - she needs to find a groom first.) When Stephen found out, his eyes got large and he thought out loud: "If you died, that would mean that I can play X-Box all day long!" Jacob has been nonchalant about it, but he couldn't drive home from driver's ed the day I had surgery and he'd had to visit the school counselor that day. Taija is ever concerned and eager to help out. Kyle acted out but when I gave him some words (the Amen technique) he admitted that he was worried and wondered if I would lose my hair like Sister Dickman did when she had cancer and chemotherapy. (Pretty amazing, considering that he's developmentally delayed and Lois' cancer was about 3 years ago.) My hubby, Max, thanked me the day after my announcement for having such a good attitude. Besides that bad Friday, I've only cried once or twice for a few minutes. I've been buoyed up by everyone's prayers and well wishes! Thank you everyone for supporting me!
I'm a mom, wife, student, genealogist and I love my lap top. I like to laugh and read. And be with family. I did the breast cancer thing in May 2008 - lumpectomy, nodes, chemotherapy, radiation....
Dec 2008 was my last radiation but alas, alak, those tests are not to be trusted!
This past Fall I had a bulging disc in my back. A miracle "pain." An MRI in Sep 2009 showed the disc and... cancer. Did a bone scan and found more. I've broken my right arm - (pathological break a couple weeks ago just for interest), had back and brain surgery most recently and will begin radiation soon. Apparently, the breast cancer was lurking around in my bones all this time and no one figured it out! Good thing God is on board and is taking great care of me... us... everyone:)