I’ve been a little quiet on my blog over the past couple of weeks because of a little drama going on behind the scenes with my family, but I wanted to update you. About four weeks ago we found out that my mom has been diagnosed with Grade 1 Stage IIB Breast Cancer. I know for any of you reading this who have had a parent, spouse, brother or sister call you with that news it is the lowest low. The hardest moments, hours later, the saddest day.
The past two weeks have been a lot of wait and see, which can drive you mad and I’ve had to really stay away from Google! The good news is a couple of weeks ago my mom had an MRI that had the doctors and all of us pretty upbeat. The cancer is contained to her one breast, it hasn’t spread, and it might not even be in her lymph nodes. She’s undergoing a sonogram on her lymph nodes tomorrow to see what the story is.
Initially I took this news so hard. It brought back and is still bringing back the sadness and fear I felt when my dad died of stomach and esophageal cancer when I was 15. I know she will beat this and I know that there is always someone out there right now receiving even worse news. This is definitely going to be a journey for Mama Frase, me, and my family but I know we will get thru this and be stronger because of it.
Tomorrow we should her from her team of doctors on our course of action, if she will have surgery, then chemo and radiation, or how we take the next steps. But I’m determined we are gonna make it thru and as crazy as it sounds I even want it to be fun. So I would love to hear what worked for you or your family if you’ve been in a situation like this. And you know I love being funny….plus she’s a funny lady so any comedic skit ideas please feel free to share:)
More than anything this experience has reminded me how wonderful and supportive my stepfather is. Andy’s been so amazing and strong…I can’t believe he’s put up with my crap all these years!! I also have amazing friends who have offered everything they can.
Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts a couple of weeks ago. I really am feeling much better and looking forward to joining a Breast Caner Support group and hitting Al-Anon meetings to get me thru. People have been amazing and now I feel like I want to give so much back…help others. So no need to write that you’re sorry to hear about the news. God has a plan and I know things are going to be great. I want to know how I can help someone else?
Email anything anytime, Sarah