More bad news. Seems to be the only kind these days...

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    More bad news. Seems to be the only kind these days...

    My Mom called last week. She has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She's 70 years old and is already going through chemo. She has a mammogram every year. Last year nothing. This year, a 3cm tumor with satellite tumors. I have worked in the medical field for over a year now, maintaining the machines that produce ionizing radiation for radiation cancer treatment. So I knew when she told me that hse has an aggressive form. A tumor of .5 to 1cm is considered pretty large, 3cm with satellites in under a year is very unusual.

    She is taking it pretty well. He Docs are confident the chemo, then surgery, then radiation (all a 12+ month process) will be successful but it still scares the hell out of me. And my Dad, who I never see show any emotion other than boredom and a few occasions of anger my entire life is worried and I can even tell over the phone.

    If anyone wants to add her to any prayer lists I would appreciate it.

    And a quick update on my son, He has been headache free for about 2 months now. New meds and they seem to be working for now. So we are thankful for that. And my daughter is doing very well after her health scare. She is at college orientation right now at the University of Memphis in fact.

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    Sorry to hear that buddy. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

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    Prayers sent. Hang in there.
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    Tough news, Mike, and yes, it does seem like there is a lot of the bad news these days.

    My prayer is for your mother and you too, I know that prayer works, even when it seems that bad is winning.

    Several years ago, my own mother discovered a lump in her breast that had been missed apparently. She went through all the medical stuff and has been cancer free for a few years now.

    Good things do happen.
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    Mike, prayers for mom, Scotty, and all your family lifted up.

    May 30 of last year my son lost his job. Next day the dr called to say his wife had breast CA.
    By this time the lump is 9cm x 6 cm.
    She was 8 1/2 weeks pregnant.
    4 days later they delivered the baby, put in a port.

    Today, she has finished chemo, radiation, dbl mastectomy and her last tests show CA-free.
    Hysterectomy a week from today. Reconstruction before Xmas.

    It has been a hard year full of incredible pain, but even greater blessings.
    May your family be richly blessed as well.
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    Prayers sent for your Mom........
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    Prayed for ya'll this morning.
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    Prayers sent for your mom and your family.
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    Prayers sent out from all over Memphis and Shelby County.
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    A blanket prayer sent to your entire family . May you all stay strong and fight together.
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom, Mike. I'm praying she comes through this well and goes on to have a long and happy life.
    70 is not that old anymore when many people live well into their 90's. It sounds as if her good, positive attitude will serve her well.

    Great news about your son and daughter!
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    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your mom and all of you. Hoping for a positive outcome.
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    Praying for you and your family.
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    Sorry to hear about your Mom, and you and your family are still in my prayers Mike
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    We're thinking of you, Mike. Hang in there. Glad the kids are doing well.
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