Hi Roberta, It's wonderful news that Kaiden is doing better. I especially was distressed at the idea of a little one having a catheter, so am so glad that that's gone, and he's in less pain. I wish you well and hope you're able to get adequate sleep. I think you're Super Woman. Hope your weather is steadily getting better. We're to have highs in the 60's this weekend, wonderful since the kids are coming home for their Dad's birthday. Then I think it's back to winter the following week. Fortunately most of our flowering trees have had the good sense not to bloom yet, but I'm betting the warmer weather weather this weekend will bring them out. My poor daffodils managed to push out two blooms this year, them they just drooped over and gave up. Well, spring is bound to come sometime. Take care of yourself, I'll be thinking of you.
Hi Chris, I think this is the perfect place to come and vent because it's safe, no one but us, who understand some of what you're going through. I say some of it because of course all of our situations are unique. I think you must be a very strong woman, to push ahead with what you know you have to do for yourself when you have a lot of negative forces around you.
I'm glad you're going to the Mayo Clinic, and hope you're able to arrange for the child and pet care you need. I'm hoping some of your family will step up and help out. Thinking of you Chris and wishing the best for you.
Lisa, I forgot to add something important,one of the ladies who posts on this site, recently advised someone to check under the "Tips" site on the right side of this page for some advice on financial help for those without insurance. You may find some helpful resources. Good luck.
Hi, wanted to wish you a good report on Friday, you have many people here wishing you the best. I agree that they are being cautious about this and that's a good thing. Keeping you in my thoughts, JanieView Thread
Lisa, I don't know if it helps but I am so sorry for your situation. This just shouldn't be happening, you need to see a doctor now. I feel so helpless in these matters because I'm not able to give you practical advice on how to make that happen. I suppose that if I had this problem, I would do what you are doing, keep calling and knocking on doors until you can find someone who recognizes that you must be seen. I think too that I would go to another emergency room, and hope that someone there will order further tests. I certainly hope that this turns out not to be bc, that you find a compassionate doctor to help you find out what's going on. Please come here to vent any time, I've found it very helpful. I'll be thinking of you and sending positive thoughts.
Hi Pat, I'm afraid I'm in no position to give you help on your question, as I'm only seven months post mastectomy, but there are many women on this board who may know a lot more. It seems to me that a medical opinion is needed, as I'm sure you know. If your surgeon who did your mastectomy is still practicing in your area, I wonder if he would see you and set up a payment plan. I'm sorry you have to worry about this but hopefully you'll see a medical professional and get reassurance. I'll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts. JanieView Thread
Well, Crazy Mother Nature is in Virginia. As I sit here, it is pouring ice. We were supposed to have rain. So much for my poor daffodils. . Shell, I know how proud of your son, and good for him. I think it's quite an accomplishment to help a child through successful adolescence and see him or her graduate college. Also my husband says it's the biggest raise we ever get. And again, thinking of you on Tuesday and hoping so much for good news. Roberta, I think about you and little Kaiden so much. I know it doesn't work this way, but it just doesn't seem fair that little ones should suffer like this. I'm just so sorry that he's so uncomfortable and I'm sure it's a 24 hour a day job caring for him, making sure he doesn't hurt himself. Hugs to you. Well, as I typed this it has changed from pouring ice to pouring snow. What typically happens here with a late spring like this is that after this cold week it will suddenly be 82 degrees the next. I like things to happen more gradually. Best to all of you, JanieView Thread
Jenna, I'm so glad you had a negative mammogram. I'm sure that there is a lot of anxiety with each one. I haven't had one yet since THE one, that showed bc. But you've reached your six year anniversary and I think that's a huge step. Shell, I'll send you thoughts and prayers also on your upcoming tests. I agree that 50 is too late to wait for mammograms. I have a daughter too, age 43, I'm looking into genetic testing, haven't gotten too far with the process but I'm interested in it for her sake. Best to all,
Just wondering how you are. I hope your hip is healing well and that you're feeling better. I know how complex these family issues can become. My mom was also the glue that held my family together. She passed away 10 years ago. We began drifting apart and it took my older sister's struggle with brain surgery for an aneurysm to bring us back together. We had never even been a family where anyone hugged each other. Getting back together took a real effort, talking about it and making plans. We made a rule that we hug every time we see each other. It was awkward at first but now second nature. My sister's scary experience gave us a kick in the rear, to realize how precious life and family are. I am particularly saddened by your sister who has turned her back on you because of your son. It It is her loss, I hope that some day she will realize that she is missing out on a relationship not only with her sister but with a nephew. I have a best friend (since kindergarten) whose sisters have cut off any ties with her because she had her beautiful, accomplished daughter while unmarried. That was 32 years ago. My friend has stage 4 breast cancer. You certainly have more than your share of trouble right now and I can only hope that things will get better for you.
Thinking of you and hoping you'll let us know how you're doing.