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Old 04-07-2009, 08:32 AM   #1
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I am heartbroken. My mom has advanced breast cancer.

We just found out yesterday. She is in pretty bad shape. She doesn't have health insurance, so she really let it go for a long time.

We came back from Disney on Saturday. Sunday was DH's birthday, so my mom and niece came over for cake. DM called me into the bathroom to show me something. Well, I almost fainted. It is really bad.

She went to the Breast Center yesterday, and they immediately sent her to the Cancer Center. I was having a CT scan at the same time, but I did manage to get there before they called her back. The oncologist didn't give us much hope. She has a PET scan and biopsy scheduled for Thursday, then we meet with the oncologist on Monday to get all the results and a plan.

I feel a deep ache all the way to my soul.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:56 AM   #2
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Sweetie. I am so sorry to hear this.

I will keep your DM and your family in my prayers. Try and stay as positive as you can.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:36 AM   #3
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UGH! There's nothing I hate worse than seeing that this terrible disease has struck yet another victim.

Sadly, too many of us have dealt with this. I'll pray that your family is offered some hope. Know that we're here for you.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:45 AM   #4
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You all are in my prayers!
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:49 AM   #5
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's TruBlu. Prayers and good wishes are with your mom.

Just passing on personal experience with our family...back in 1998, DW, Marie, was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer, wit ha LOT of lymph node involvement. She has been in remission now for 11 years. It was a tough go, surgery, chemo, radiation, but so far...

You and mom have to be her own advocates, don't take no for an answer. Fight, with all you have.

Again, best wishes. 's
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:41 PM   #6
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Many to you! My grandmother is fighting Stage IV BC now. She won her battle 17 yrs ago and now it has come back to her lymph nodes. She has been fighting well over a year now and is doing really well with her treatments.

Be sure to ask the social worker at the Cancer Center for information on what programs there are to help her. They have all sorts of resources and I am sure they can find something to help her with these expenses.
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:35 PM   #7
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Hugs and prayers for your mom and you.

I am battling cancer myself and I iknow how important it is to be positive, keep fighting and be surrounded by lots of loving people and I am sure your mom is blessed by having such a caring dd in you.

Blessings to you as you face this difficult time together.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:24 PM   #8
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Hugs for you and your family. Cancer is a horrid thing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:35 PM   #9
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Mom has a PET scan and biopsy tomorrow. I have a 10:30 meeting with my surgeon to set up my surgery, but I'm hoping I get out in time to go with my mom too. I'm not dealing with this very well at all. I can't stop crying, and I haven't told my boys. They are worried that I'm sick, but I just can't tell them yet. I'm going to wait until after Easter.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:51 PM   #10
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My thoughts and prayers are with your mom and family now. You will know more when you get the PET scan results and then you can focus on treatment. Breast cancer is tough but they have made remarkable improvements to survivorbility and cutting edge ways to fight it.

Please let us know how your mom is doing and lean on others for support.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:43 AM   #11
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Your Mom and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:49 PM   #12
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We are paying the health insurance for my in-laws for EXACTLY this reason. I could not live with myself taking all my trips to Disney and spending money on "things" while Alan's parents would have no health insurance.

They are the type that if they have no health insurance, they would not go to a doctor. Preventive care is key.

Its not fun to spend $900 a month for the insurance, but it beats the alternative. My in-laws are precious to me!

Good luck to the OP and family.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:33 AM   #13
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I hope that they can set up a treatment plan for her and maybe give her some remission from this cancer. The key word, as Dan said, is fight and you fight with every ounce of your being. Keep your spirits up and stand beside your Mom as she battles this beast..

Hugs.
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Old 04-12-2009, 04:20 AM   #14
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I'm new here, but want to let you know that you'll be in my thoughts.

It's so hard to go through this with someone you love. You want so much to keep them from suffering, and it hurts when you can't protect them from it.

I hope that during the weeks and months ahead, you and your mom are able to feel even closer than you have in the past. And that you are both surprised my moments of joy that there is no earthly explanation for. Not a false, cheery joy, but the kind of hopeful inner strength that carries you forward when you thought
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:53 AM   #15
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I will pray for her health and for strength for you both. I know it is hard to fight when you have grief and shock to deal with but you can do it. Hold on to HOPE.

Take care of yourself, too. I know you will find that you are stronger than you thought you were.
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