Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Still Waiting

I had thought finding out the results of the biopsy would mean the waiting was over and we could begin moving forward with the next step.  Well, that was not exactly true.  Finding out the results did mean I start moving toward my next step  But, I really don't know what that next step will be.  I did take the very next step, which was to schedule appointments.  I have appointments scheduled next week--on Monday with the specialist and on Thursday with the oncologist.  Until then, I know nothing.

Thank you for your concern and kind words and offers to help.  But, right now, I know NOTHING.  I don't know the specific type of cancer, what treatment I will be facing, how all this will impact my life and my family.  NOTHING.  So, when you ask what you can do to help, I literally don't know.  I don't know what I'll be facing, so I don't know what I'll need.  What I do know I will always need is your love, support, and prayers.  Keep them coming.

Right now, I feel like I'm fighting a battle with an invader inside my body.  Who knows, maybe the alien I was growing in January on my hand moved over into my body.  To read all about that alien, check out my blog at http://angel-memoriesforgotten.blogspot.com/2015/01/im-growing-alien.html.  I know it's not actually an alien,but it sure feels that way.  It's something foreign in my body that should be cut out!!!  Don't worry I'm not going to grab a knife and cut it out myself. I for sure don't want to release any cells into other parts of my body.  Wait!  Isn't that what a biopsy does?  Take a closed, contained mass and open it to extract cells.  I know we're all hoping those cells don't migrate where they're not supposed to, but haven't we just created a pathway for that to happen?  Just wondering.

Anyway, I am still waiting.  So, I'll let you know when I actually know more.  In the meantime, let's just focus on something else and talk about other stuff.  In fact, even when I have more information, I'll share it and answer questions when I can, but then let's just talk about normal stuff.

Check out the following links on some great tips for what to say and what not to say to someone diagnosed with cancer (my daughter says and their family members too)
https://www.caring.com/articles/never-say-to-someone-with-cancer
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nikhil-joshi/10-things-to-not-say_b_5296916.html

6 comments:

  1. We could just talk about how awesome and sweet and kind and caring your kids are:)

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  2. Testing. Can I figure out how to post a comment???

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  3. You won't see your comment here until it comes through for moderation and I approve it. Don't worry, I will approve all unless they are rude or vulgar.

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  4. Well, what I said before is that I LOVED visiting with you and your amazing daughter at mom's reception. You were not kidding about how fast she reads!

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  5. Can't wait for MidAmerica Games this weekend. Our athletes have worked so hard and this track meet will allow them to shine. So thrilled that Noah and your family have become a part of our Free Spirit family! Lauren and I have been doing this for 15 years, great to have you aboard.

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