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"Down", but not "Done"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I was trying to get myself in a healthier "place" a couple of monthes ago, and signed up for some "free" tests. The bone density test I came through with flying colors. The mammagram was my first, and although I had always been careful to do "self-exams" and watch for lumps, I was literally "blown away" with the results! I had masses in both breasts and ended up with surgery and reconstruction. Let me tell you that this is alot to handle in just a couple of monthes! I remember back when I first got out of nursing school. Florence Nightingale and I were classmates lol! Anyway, the radical mastectomies of that time were like seeing "train tracks"on these poor woman's chests,and they lost alot of the use of their arms. If there is a bright note in this blog, it is that I was so fortunate to have this happen now. Well, I had my surgeries-They did find cancer in some of the lymph nodes so I am also looking at chemo and radiation in the future. So, what's the "up" part of the story? My mom has been taking fantastic care of me, and although she had a broken back and I had moved in with her to care for her, now she is helping me! So, the long and short of this story is, I believe I was being looked after by an angel through all of this! I have a long road ahead, but feel very lucky to be able to share this with my spark friends! Rock on !!!!!!!!!!!
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IUHRYTR 10/27/2013 11:32PM

    Such a scary ordeal to go through. Praying for you to come through the treatments with no lasting effects. Wasn't it fortunate that your mom is there to help after you moved in with her to care for her? Strange how things work out sometimes. Stay positive. emoticon -- Lou

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PATTYKLAVER 10/26/2013 5:11PM

    I am so glad that you thought to have the tests and that you came through your surgeries. I wish for you a speedy recovery.

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BUTEAFULL 10/25/2013 5:32AM

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WALKZWDOGZ 10/25/2013 4:11AM

    Thank God they found it & for free tests. We'll be praying for continued healing! SO glad you're back & Sparkling! emoticon

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LJCANNON 10/24/2013 9:09PM

    emoticon It is good to see you and I am Very Thankful that you are on the road the Health! I am praying that you don't have to have Chemo or Radiation, but IO know that you will handle it gracefully if you do.

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OLDERDANDRT 10/23/2013 8:05PM

    I'd say God bless you, my friend, but clearly you are indeed blessed! Whew! What an ordeal! Wondered why I hadn't heard from you in a while. So glad you were there for your mom and equally glad that she can be there for you!! You'll beat this thing and be dancing and singing again before you know it! I'll bet you're still singing anyway, right?
May all the Lord's angels watch over you now and His power and love wash through you and heal you and make you whole. Love ya, my friend!! Rock on!!!! (((HUGS)))

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CATLADY52 10/23/2013 5:55PM

    Thank heaven for 'freebies'. I am glad that you were able to get everything done, and now on the road to recovery. emoticon

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SHARJOPAUL 10/23/2013 2:50PM

    Keep those positive thoughts!
A positive mental attitude goes a long way in healing!

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AKHEIDI 10/23/2013 2:18PM

    This should be a warning to all of us to do the self exams AND get the mammogram on as regular a basis as we can. If we don't take care of ourselves, who will? Hugs all! emoticon

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WOUBBIE 10/23/2013 11:48AM

    Your spirit is truly amazing!

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JLKL1980 10/23/2013 11:33AM

    You probably felt like someone sucker-punched you when you received that news. You sound like you are in good spirits and are determined to get healthy. So glad you have your mother with you. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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CMJONES77065 10/23/2013 10:59AM

    Glad to hear that you got treatment and pray it was caught "in time". It's been a long time since I heard anything from you and now, I guess, I understand why. May God bless you with strength and complete healing from all cancer.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/23/2013 9:31AM

    I'm really sorry to hear this. I'm sure glad you go those free tests. My prayers are with your, GF. I hope everything goes well and you are back to full health soon. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 10/23/2013 8:53AM

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