BridgetO Posted May 27 Share Posted May 27 Hi All, I feel like I'm awash in cancer. It's not mine and it's not lung cancer, but this isn't good news. First, and closest to me, my wife, who had treatment for breast cancer about 3 years ago is facing a possible recurrence. A suspicious finding in a mammogram led to a repeat mammogram, 2 ultrasounds and yesterday a biopsy. The doctors say it's very suspicious for malignancy but she won't know for sure until she gets biopsy results. In the meantime, we're going on a trip to New York City that's been repeatedly postponed, once because of the pandemic and more recently because she tested positive for COVID the day before we were to leave. I think this trip will help us both through waiting for biopsy results. Second, one of my closest friends told me yesterday that she has just entered into hospice. She has soft tissue sarcomas which are spreading despite numerous surgeries and she's opted for comfort care rather than surgeries more radical and disabling than those she's already had. Third, another of my closest and long time friends has had for many years polycythemia vera, a rare blood cancer that causes overproduction of red blood cells. She's been treated for this for about 20 years, but now it's morphed into myelofibrosis, the bone marrow having been damaged by the PV to where it can't produce enough red or other blood cells. Her symptoms, both of the illness and the treatment, which used to be pretty tolerable, have become painful, scary and depressing. She's not coping well, but who would be? So, I feel like I'm surrounded by this wretched disease, even though I'm NED. Good thoughts, prayers, mantras, crossed fingers, peaceful vibes or anything else positive would be appreciated. Bridget O RJN and Tom Galli 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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