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Some bad news...

My sister called me tonight and sounded upset and I immediately got upset too because I knew she had bad news. Her 30 year old daughter had breast cancer and they did the surgery almost two weeks ago. She was doing great, but she saw the doctor today and there is more cancer. So there will be more surgery. Jessica said that this time she might take me up on the offer of staying with her and helping her out.(She lives in New Mexico, and I live in Arizona) Poor thing, she's so scared this time. She was last time, but more so this time she said. Mary (My sister) will be going to the next appointment with Jessica and we'll see what they suggest this time. Breast cancer is so dreadful. Almost everyone you talk to knows someone that has it or has had it. (sigh)

Hugs, Patt

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grey853
May. 9th, 2009 09:08 am (UTC)
{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}

I know how awful it can be to have someone with that dreaded disease. My mom, my aunts, and friends have had it. They're doing a lot better with treatment, so there is hope that they can do something to stop it.

{{{{{{{{{morehugs}}}}}}
pattrose
May. 9th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
Thanks, Grey. She's going to need all of the hugs she can get. She's really strong and a fighter, so we don't have any worries about her not making it, we just hate to see her have to go through all of this surgery again. She'll probably start a support group in her area where she lives. She's just that type of girl. She lives in a very small town outside of ALbuquerque, New Mexico. But there may be one already. Like I said, almost everyone knows someone that has gone through this.
grey853
May. 9th, 2009 09:33 am (UTC)
If they do more surgery, they'll likely be doing chemo and/or raditation, too. It will be all very draining for her. I hope she does get a support group. I know that it helps a lot of people going through it. Friends and family are gold during this time, but there's something about being able to talk to others who have the same thing going on.
pattrose
May. 9th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
but there's something about being able to talk to others who have the same thing going on.

This is what I told her tonight. We can't even begin to know how she feels. I told Mary she needs a support group too, for mother's of survivors. She said she was going to look for one.
mab_browne
May. 9th, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
Worrying news. Best wishes to your niece.
pattrose
May. 9th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
Thank you. Jessica is a fighter, so we're not worried about how she'll do, it's just bad, bad news.
tinnean
May. 9th, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Patt. I'll keep her in my prayers.

*hugs*
pattrose
May. 9th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks Tinn, she can use all the prayers she can get.
snufflesdbear
May. 9th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
pattrose
May. 9th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much.
runriggers
May. 9th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear about your niece. It's gonna be tough for you all.

We have an excellent facility up here - The Cross Cancer Institute - if they want second opinions - that's in Edmonton, Canada, by the way.

Edited at 2009-05-09 03:28 pm (UTC)
pattrose
May. 9th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
She's already had three opinions, so now we just have to see what the best option is. It's so shocking when you hear that it's one of your own family. Thank you for your kind thoughts.
runriggers
May. 9th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
I know - I went through this last year with my dad.
pattrose
May. 9th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Almost everyone you talk to has some type of cancer in the family. It's just shocking.
runriggers
May. 9th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
And you notice how many celebrity deaths/announcements are linked to cancer? What are we doing to our planet?
pattrose
May. 9th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I don't even want to get started on the problems with the planet. :( It's just dreadful.
Hugs, Patt
betagoddess
May. 9th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)

Oh no! Another person with cancer. I can't believe it. I'm so very sorry about your niece. I'm sure your presence with them will give them comfort!

The treatments are getting better and better!

Hang in there! ::hugs::

pattrose
May. 9th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, I knew you would understand more then anyone else. She's somewhat in shock right now, but she'll come around like she did last time. It just took her by surprise. Thanks for the hugs.

Hugs, Patt
betagoddess
May. 9th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)

I can certainly identify with the shock! Oh yeah.

::more hugs::

pattrose
May. 9th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Helen. She's going to need all the positive energy when the time comes for the surgery, so we all just need to rally around and be there for her.
cbtreks
May. 9th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry your sister and niece (and entire family) are going through this. I'm glad you're there for them. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
pattrose
May. 9th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much. Prayers are good at this stage of the game.
Hugs, Patt
janedavitt
May. 9th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, Patt...I'm so very sorry. I hope all goes well for her ::hugs you::
pattrose
May. 9th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the good thoughts. Hugs are always needed. We're keeping good thoughts for Jessica. She's a trooper for sure.
Hugs, Patt
dreytowson
May. 11th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
I'm sending good thoughts and prayers your way Patt. You and your family will be in my prayers.
pattrose
May. 11th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
Thank you, Drey. It's going to be hard, but she's a fighter.
Hugs, Patt
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