Hi, my name is Lisa and I just got that dreaded call today that my biopsy results were positive for breast cancer. I'm speechless... scared.... trying to be strong for everyone, hoping that will keep me strong for myself as well. I'm 42 years old with 3 children and divorced. I'm very concerned about missing too much time from work, since mine is the only income to support us all. There are sooo many things swirling around in my head right now, that I don't know where to begin. I just know at this given moment in time, that I would appreciate all the social support I can get.View Thread
Jenna, What exactly is your treatment plan? How much longer do you have to do it, etc? Are chemo &'radiation the same? I think I read somewhere that chemo can be pill therapy, I.V. treatment , etc. How does it make you feel physically afterwards?View Thread
Hi Shell. Good to meet you as well. One thing in realizing is that these women, and so many out here, are so strong and courageous. I've only read a couple stories so far and I'm very uplifted by everyones journey.
My mom is going with me to my cancer consult with the surgeon this Friday, which will be a great relief!
Thank you so much for the support and hopefully the news on Friday isn't too bad...View Thread
Hi Jenna, its very nice to meet you. My family & friends have been a huge support. My mom is going with me to my next appointment, which is a cancer consult with the surgeon on 9/27/13. After that, I should have much more info about my status and what the next steps will be.
I can't help but feel like maybe this is my fault somehow. I've had fibrocystic breast tissue since my teens, but still wasn't consistent with doing my BSE's like I was supposed to, nor did I keep up with my scheduled mammos. If I did, I could've caught this sooner. I'm praying those poor decisions on my part haven't sealed my fate.View Thread