Thursday, September 20, 2018

I Have Breast Cancer



I was going to keep this quiet for now. I've told family and close friends not to tell anyone. I had to let it sink in. But today I felt compelled to share with my dear readers and friends across the world. Family and friends...you can share now if you'd like.

If you have to have breast cancer, I'm told I have the best kind. Wonderful prognosis! Very treatable! Caught very early! (Ladies, stay on top of your mammograms - that's how mine was found.) 

Please don't feel sorry for me! I actually feel much better since the diagnosis than I did during the weeks of multiple mammograms, a biopsy, and lots of waiting. The waiting is the WORST! (Well, the biopsy was no fun either...)

There are so many good things: I have a wonderful husband and two fabulous daughters who are supporting me. And I can't forget my mother and brother who are calling to check on me. I have a fabulous network of quilting friends who are basically my backbone - two of whom are breast cancer survivors. 

We'll meet with my surgery team next week to develop a plan of action - I look forward to having a plan!

If you know me personally, PLEASE DON'T CALL. I'm on the phone more than enough right now talking with family, close friends, and doctors. You may email or text if you'd like. Those who already knew this news - my closest bosom (ha!) buddies and family members - you may keep calling!



I truly don't want sympathy - this is a common issue amongst women and it's my turn to take the bullet. I'm really okay! And ready to attack! 

Though I haven't felt like sewing in weeks, today I do - I plan to sew today! Yay!

Enjoy your day - I will!









21 comments:

  1. Best of luck for a complete recovery. Great that they were able to catch it early!

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  2. I don't usually comment even though I read your blog regularly. Your column today was very special because of the way you wrote about your cancer and your positive approach for a cure. Prayers to you.

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    1. I'm glad you left the comment today! Thanks so much!

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  3. Oh so sorry to hear this, prayers all goes well, look into gerson therapy or maybe it's gersen....anyways, none of my business, but research it

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  4. Your attitude and support will get you through this too!!! Hugs your way!!!!

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  5. Thank you for sharing your heart. I wish you peace in your journey. You are a warrior!

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  6. Your optimism is contagious. Hugs and a prayer from me to you.

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  7. Waiting is the worst! Praying for you and your family.

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  8. I believe it has been proven that attitude is very important to healing. I think you're ahead of the game already and you are a wonderful example of how strong women are! I have a good feeling that you will be just fine! Thanks for sharing and know that many people will be praying for you!

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  9. THank you for being brave enough to share your news - "caught early" is great to know, but no doubt you will still be put through the wringer with treatments. I am one of the many breast cancer survivors (three years ago) so know what you are feeling and will have to go through. Do make the most of any help offered, meals delivered, shopping and laundry offers, as your time won't be your own for a while. Take care.
    Jenny from New Zealand

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    1. Good advice from someone who has been there- thanks!

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    2. Good advice from someone who has been there- thanks!

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  10. Sorry to hear and cancer sucks. You head is in the right place and it is fabulous news that you caught it early and your prognosis is the best outcome ever! It sounds like you are in good hands and all will be ok.

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