My beautiful DD Jenny has breast cancer. She just got the news today. We donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know much more then that as she has to make an appointment with a specialist. Please keep her and us all in your prayers. To say I am a basket case right now would be an understatement.
You and your family were already on my prayer list with that accident and I will most certainly continue to remember your daughter and the rest of your family as you embark on whatever lies before you.
Oh Denise, I am crushed to read this. I can only imagine what you are going though. Your daughter... gees. I am sure that Jenny is a basket case right now too, so keep strong for her, and collapse when you are alone. She's going to rely on you a lot as she goes through this. You know we all have your back on this, come here for the e-hugs you need. Glo
I am so very sorry to hear this. Of course you are a basket case & you have every right to be; facing cancer is terrifying. Please know that you are in my thoughts with wishes for a complete recovery for her from this dreadful disease. One important factor in this is the strength & support of her loving mother to help her win this battle. From my experience with Mike's diagnosis I would say I first went thru anger & fear but then my "fight" kicked in. Together we are fighting his cancer 1 day at a time & you will do the same. Some days are good but many are not. You will have days as well as nights where the tears will flow but the 2 of you together will be able to beat this. Our friend Mariposa gave me so many tips on facing cancer including keeping a journal not only about what the dr & tests say but what your own feelings are. Wishing the very best for you in the days to come.
Hi Denise, I am saddened to hear of this news to put it mildly.
I'm wondering though, was this diagnosis a result of the various tests they did as a result of the motorcycle accident? If so, this could be a blessing in disguise. Some people are in an accident and find out that they have something wrong, they get treated etc... and things are fine. Had it not been for the accident for these folks, they would have gone on without a diagnosis for what could have been a very long time, when the treatment/cure could be too late. So, maybe this is a good thing that it was discovered now and not later??
She has a fighting chance at beating this and having a full remission/recovery. Please know we are all here for you and Jenny no matter what! Please keep us posted as to what the specialists advise.
Thanks you one and all for your thougths and prayers.
No, she found a lump about 3 weeks before the accident. She went to her GYN...then a week or so later had a mammo and ultra sound. Last Tuesday, 2 days after the motor cycle accident she had with her BF she had a biopsy on both breast as they found a spot in the other breast too. The results were suppose to be in on Friday and when she called her GYN for the results the nurse said they were negative. Well, today she got a call from the GYN office to make an appointment to come in and "see the Dr to discuss your results" Well, that sounds reassuring. She calls me and I raise holy hell...what do you mean wait a week, call back and demand to find out what the results are NOW. She is told they are positive for breast cancer. When she called last Friday the nurse gave her the resutls of the pap test she had at NOT the mammogram...we assume the biopsy results must not have been back though the radiologist said they would be at her Dr's by Friday. So now she has an appointment with a breast cancer oncologist specialist in Northern VA on Monday. Hell, if she waited the week to see her GYN NEXT Wednesday it would be 2 weeks before she would see the specialist. This poor kid has had a hell of a 6-8 weeks. First her beloved ex-father-in-law dies from suicide 6 weeks ago, she finds the lump soon after, when at that Dr appointment they also do a routine pap which came out suspect and they repeat it a week later...that comes up "pre-cancer" and they will repeat pap in 6 months....now this. We are just sick. I am glad she is using a Dr in NoVA instead of the ones down here in Fredericksburg....I am really pissed at her GYN's office...can you image, keeping a women waiting on the hook for another whole week for something like this! Sorry for dumping on everyone but I am just a basket case right now as I somehow feel guilty as I too had a bad mammogram at the same time she did and my second came out OK.
Denise - I can only imagine as a mother how upset you must be. Thank god you were there for you daughter and advocating for her so that she didn't wait another week for the results. I agree that it is ridiculous to keep her waiting for those results.
I will be keeping the prayers going. It's sure has been a rough couple of months and I hope for brighter days ahead.
As Meg stated, I agree that Jenny has a most-involved advocate so because of this, she has the biggest support system going. We are behind YOU and you are behind Jenny. She had an early discovery and that is most often a best scenario. I also agree that waiting a week for results is excrutiating and unnecessary. Please keep us informed of all you can share. Of course, my prayers are with your WHOLE family on this one.
I'am so very sorry to hear about this, not only the fact about you DD having Breast-Cancer, but the "insensitive way" the Dr's office handled this situation! Your right to be pissed, I would be also! And don't worry about "dumping" your feelings on us, this is the place to be just for that reason! I will be keeping your DD in my prayer's & thought's, and will also pray for you to have strength to help her pull thru this. :angel