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Apr 11, 2020 07:58AM
Alice, that's funny about the crazy-face emoji! Thanks for the laugh. I'm sorry you had to deal with the drama of your sister. I still have to tell my sister... She's going to be really upset, but she's not whack-a-doodle, fortunately. There is one lady at our church who will probably go into hysterics when she finds out. When she heard that another woman in our church had breast cancer, she burst into tears and started saying, "Oh this is terrible! How can this be happening? This isn't fair!" I told her "Joann, you need to be strong for her. Hysterics aren't going to help her." The other woman has been NED for about 5-6 years now.
I spoke with my dad, the physician, last night. He just had a Mohs surgery on his ear to remove a cancer. He was very impressed with the procedure. He signed in, then waited in his car until they came and got him. They did the procedure, then had him wait in his car while they checked the results. They came back out and said they didn't get clean margins, so they brought him back in an took a little more. Got clean margins that time, so they sent him home. Sounds like all is good.
It's really hard not telling him anything at all at this point, but after Wednesday, the 22nd, I should know enough to give him the full diagnosis and the treatment plan.
Strength and blessings to all my sisters out there - even the bat-sh*t crazy ones! Actually, maybe being bat-sh*t crazy isn't so bad. I had neighbor text me yesterday saying she had gone to the local grocery store, and there were 3 people not wearing masks. I told her that all we have to do is go to the store and act really weird (AKA bat-sh*t crazy) and people will avoid us! "STAY AWAY FROM THAT CRAZY LADY IN THE TOOTHPASTE AISLE!"
Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul.
11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole)
5/5/2020 External: Bone
5/12/2020 External: Bone
6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)