Thursday, July 12, 2012
I know that some people may not like what I have to say, but I have to say it somewhere other than to the person who is doing it. I don't know if I mentioned it with everything going on with my mother etc, but a very close friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer about 3 months ago. At first they said it was nothing and not to worry about it as it was benign, but to have the tumor removed to be safe.
After they removed the tumor, they realized it was in fact cancer and that she should have a mastectomy. She agreed and treated the whole thing like a joke. Now, I am Jewish and very superstitious about thing. She even named her cancer after our "wonderful" Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. At the time, there was a recall for Walker on the same day she was going in to have the original tumor removed before she knew it was cancer and she was making jokes on facebook about both Scotties being removed on that day.
After they did the mastectomy, they realized that this was a serious and rare cancer. It is also a very aggressive cancer. So they wanted to do chemo and then they decided they would also need to do radiation. I have talked to her several times and she is not upset in the least. She is still making jokes about it. The thing that is upsetting her the most is that she will not have the cosmetic surgery done by January so she can get back to her "men". Yes, she started online dating and, from what I understand, there was a lot more to it than that. Many of our friends were very upset, but I said it was her life and she is 51 years old and can make her own decisions.
Well, today began her first round of chemo. It began with a check in on Foursquare to the Cancer building of the hospital. Now, she is putting pictures up on facebook of the needles going in and in the middle of the treatment and other pictures that I find really "offensive". I know we all handle things differently, but, seriously, what do you expect someone to say to pictures like that? I keep thinking to myself that she is really more upset than she is letting on, but she is herself.
Sorry, just had to get that out because I really don't want to tell her how sick this is.