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Old 08-22-2011, 09:31 AM   #141
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:17 AM   #142
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Simple Girl,

Your journey is tenderly on my mind. I came here to FIRE today to escape thinking about some things in my life, and there was your thread. I thought I was fine this morning, but there's those darn tears again...I have a biopsy tomorrow on 3 complex cysts. Like you, I am being told this happens often, and the majority are benign, but there is no escaping *my* reality of fear. I believe you shared your words for *me* to read, and to help *me* prepare for the next steps of my journey, should the results come back as cancer. It is comforting to know that women do come together in this and can help each other through the really shitty parts and be part of a unique party where the celebration is earned.

You are a brave and generous woman, I wish you the BEST with your treatment and recovery, and I think you do know that you will find wondrous gifts as you walk down the path...

Look into meditation if you haven't already. It is saving me from insanity this week.

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Old 08-23-2011, 10:01 AM   #143
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Your journey is tenderly on my mind. I came here to FIRE today to escape thinking about some things in my life, and there was your thread. I thought I was fine this morning, but there's those darn tears again...I have a biopsy tomorrow on 3 complex cysts. Like you, I am being told this happens often, and the majority are benign, but there is no escaping *my* reality of fear. I believe you shared your words for *me* to read, and to help *me* prepare for the next steps of my journey, should the results come back as cancer. It is comforting to know that women do come together in this and can help each other through the really shitty parts and be part of a unique party where the celebration is earned.

You are a brave and generous woman, I wish you the BEST with your treatment and recovery, and I think you do know that you will find wondrous gifts as you walk down the path...

Look into meditation if you haven't already. It is saving me from insanity this week.

Peace,

Victoria
Oh Victoria - I am so sorry to hear you are on this roller coaster ride, waiting for tests and then results. The waiting, waiting, waiting is the worst part. I so understand knowing intellectually that 80% of biopsies are benign, but still not being able to refrain from worrying. It's rough! <Hugs>

I'm so glad my story is helpful to you!!! Women do really bond together over this. You may want to check out the boards over at breastcancer.org. I joined and posted on the "Not Diagnosed but Worried" board when I was waiting on my biopsy and results. (I'm still an active poster on other threads.) Those women were incredibly helpful - you can bare your soul, have meltdowns, etc., and they completely understand. They've been there. Here's to hoping for B9 results for you!!!

That's so funny you mentioned meditation. I've started yoga this week, b/c due to all of the stress, my blood pressure has been running high. It's really helping me. Great minds think alike!
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Hi all! I've heard that people are wondering what's going on with me, so I'm here to give an update.

I will have surgery next Tuesday, the 20th. Surgery is bilat mastectomy with immediate reconstruction as well as a sentinel node biopsy.

Plan is for me to stay one night in the hospital, then I'm off to a hotel where DH will no doubt pamper me silly!

My frame of mind is surprisingly good. Of course I'm anxious about surgery, but I've heard from many women now who have gone through this, and most are back on their feet quite quickly. I find that very encouraging indeed and hope to be in that same group!

I will give an update as soon as I'm not so drugged out I can't type. LOL I will not be shy about taking my pain meds!
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Good luck with your surgery SG....I am sure everything will be fine. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers next week .
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Hi all! I've heard that people are wondering what's going on with me, so I'm here to give an update.

I will have surgery next Tuesday, the 20th. Surgery is bilat mastectomy with immediate reconstruction as well as a sentinel node biopsy.

Plan is for me to stay one night in the hospital, then I'm off to a hotel where DH will no doubt pamper me silly!

My frame of mind is surprisingly good. Of course I'm anxious about surgery, but I've heard from many women now who have gone through this, and most are back on their feet quite quickly. I find that very encouraging indeed and hope to be in that same group!

I will give an update as soon as I'm not so drugged out I can't type. LOL I will not be shy about taking my pain meds!
Best wishes heading your way. You are an inspiration to me!
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good luck! Will send good thoughts your way.
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Your attitude is inspiring!

All the best to you.

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I have been thinking about you and will pray that everything goes great !
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Good luck on your surgery simplegirl. You may recall I've been this with DW many years ago.
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Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery SG. We'll all have you in our thoughts. Keep up the good spirits.

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Adding my prayers as well, for a quick and full recovery.
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Wishing you all the best with your surgery and a speedy recovery.
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I will give an update as soon as I'm not so drugged out I can't type. LOL I will not be shy about taking my pain meds!
Be sue to have yer hubby tie a string on yer toe to keep you from floating away while yer on those pain meds.

La la land can feel so fine...give in to it.

As it has been said; you are an inspiration. You are not just our 'simple girl'...you are so much more, there's no doubt.

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Be sue to have yer hubby tie a string on yer toe to keep you from floating away while yer on those pain meds.

La la land can feel so fine...give in to it.

As it has been said; you are an inspiration. You are not just our 'simple girl'...you are so much more, there's no doubt.


Ah, man, you are just trying to make me break a tear! LOL!!! Thanks, my friend.
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As it has been said; you are an inspiration. You are not just our 'simple girl'...you are so much more, there's no doubt.


I agree from here on you should be known as Super Girl !
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You have what it takes to come through this with flying colors. My thoughts, like so many others, will be with you on Tuesday.
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Simple girl, you are not so simple, and you are an inspiration. Good luck with your surgery
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