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Mar 25, 2019 11:03AM
dadof3ohio, were I still living in the Dayton area, I would have headed for Ohio State!
Re faith, When our son was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma nearly 30 years ago I found that, for me, praying that it not be was no comfort but praying for strength and help through the process provided great comfort. Even a quick prayer of "please don't let me cry" when tearing up as I was sharing with friends helped. He's still going strong, raising five children and working at a job he loves. Without faith I don't know where we would be by now! Same prayers last year, give me strength.
My husband's first words to me after my diagnosis were "We're in this together". It sounds like you are living that for your wife. That was the most important thing for me, knowing that he was there for what I needed whether it was fixing dinner, going with me to appointments, doing the grocery shopping, etc. or simply being by my side with a gentle hug!
Hang in there, you are dealing with the hardest part just now. Once you have a treatment plan you will have something more structured to deal with rather than the many unknowns you have had to deal with recently. Remember, the past is past and cannot be changed, the future is unknown, but we can deal with the now. Takes a lot less energy to focus on only one of the three!
Sending (((hugs))) to the 5 of you!
Diagnosed at age 77-- Oncotype 17, dealing with this bump in the road of life!!🎆
1/24/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
1/30/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0
1/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
3/11/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
6/15/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal
6/19/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)