I got the results from the biopsy. They confirmed cancer, I have it in the lymph nodes already. The Radiologist called yesterday to tell me herself. Hearing 'you have cancer' takes the wind out of you. When she told me it was in the lymph system, I started to shake. I dropped the cell phone and KJ thanked her for calling so quickly. She told him I needed to schedule an appointment as soon as possible with a surgeon. I remember a keening kind of cry and then I started rocking back and forth, sobbing. Kelly wrapped his arms around me. He took today off for this very reason. I clung to him, while he assured me that he will be going through this right beside me. He told me, You don't have to do this alone but you have to fight this. To think that my mom and my dad and my lovely aunt Doris all heard those same words.
Oh my dear friends. I know this upsets your apple carts too. Though only a few of us have met in person, we have shared so much in our lives with each other. I am fine with anyone sharing this with prayer partners or women’s groups. I think it hits close to home for everyone with breasts.
I had no idea there was any issue with the boobs. I do self-breast exams nearly every shower. The radiologist said without the mammogram I would not have felt this tumor for at least two more years. By the time I would know there was a lump...ca could have been all around the body. This mammy, allows me to get this treated before it is throughout the body.