Jun 10, 2010
Well, some of you know now, that I've got some really tough things going on in my life -- my dear aunt, who I journaled about at the beginning of the year, is back to # 1 position in my life right now - not that she ever left it, because for the past 6 months, I've spent a good share of my "free" time (what's that?) dealing with her issues.
Well, just to bring you all up to date -- I took her to see her pcp on Sat and while there, she nonchalantly informed us that she "has a 'lump' for the doctor to look at.........let me tell you, this is no "lump". After the doctor discovered it and made me aware of it, the ball began rolling and all I could do was jump on and bounce with it.
Monday, I tried all day to get an appt for mammo and u/s, with no luck. I went to work on Tues, only to have to leave and make a flying trip to Auntie's (hour and 1/2 from me) in order to get her to the imaging place to fulfill "stat" orders (still haven't figured out what happened to these orders on Monday, since they were faxed on Sat)...........spent all day Wed trying to get results; finally got them last night about 7:00, but before that, I'd been informed that I had to have Auntie back to the imaging place today for biopsy --I do have a job that I'm supposed to be at 5 days/week for 8 hrs/day......well, so much for that, because I'm getting pretty "hit and miss" for work these days!!
Anyway, it's been confirmed that my darling has breast cancer; I took her for biopsy today, which according to the doctor will tell us what type of cancer we are dealing with.
I'm absolutely terrified with all of this. My dad (Auntie's brother) died from prostate cancer; another of her brothers died from lung cancer; this doesn't look well to me, but this is one time, I'd love to be proven wrong.........
Over the coming days/weeks, we will be sent to other doctors, etc and I'm assuming that eventually a treatment plan will be devised.
My point here now, is to express my heartfelt appreciation for my friends here on MH...........what would I do without you all??
This shows me how we can all come together for the good of another person, whether we agree with them in all aspects or not................none of you will ever know how much I appreciate the fact that you "circled the wagons" in my behalf - someone you've never met, but still care for.............
My older sister taught me years ago that when someone does/gives something really nice for/to you, that you don't expect, you should "say thank you and accept it gracefully".
(hugs) to all