Whisper a prayer if you have the time......please

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by timer lady, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    My sister in law was diagnosis'd with breast cancer last week - is heading into surgery tomorrow. It's a hit to our family. Dad adores sister in law - she's the best thing to happen to my brother ever.

    I plan on being at the hospital tomorrow with Dad & my brother; kt will be staying with one of my neices.

    Dad has been "nagging" all the ladies to get their mammograms complete after Mom died in January. We've all had differing results; I go in for an ultra sound on my left breast on Wednesday, then an MRI with a possible biopsy.

    My older sister was biopsied but has come out clean. My younger sister results are clean.
  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Good luck Linda! I just went through that this summer. Every time you have a test, you think it's going to give you the answer and 9 X out of 10, it leads to another test. :frown: The good part is that eventually, the biopsy will give them the info they need. There have been so many breakthroughs.
    Good luck. I'll be thinking of you.
    PS I never use those little pads they're offering now on mammograms. (The ones that look like shoe inserts but they're to soften the feel of the hard metal.) They're a waste of $5. FYI. :smile:
  3. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Prayers to you Linda! I too had to go for the ultrasounds following a couple of mammos - I have very dense breast and my armpits are loaded with little swollen lymph glands, but nothing ever turned up serious. It's good that you're taking care of this and kudos to Dad for pushing all the ladies in his life!

    Keeping a good thought~
  4. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Keeping a good thought for sister in law, you and your entire family. Many gentle hugs coming your way.
  5. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    I know this is scary. I was 34 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. That was 6 years ago, and I'm fine. What kind of surgery is she having? Having gone through 7 surgeries,chemo and been scared alot-my life, every moment of it, is so much richer in every aspect, and I can say, truly, the cancer has been a gift. I know your sister in law will find it to be true years from now. This is a hard time right now. Keep reminding her -This will end and she will get her life back! Is there a support group in the area? There are lots of women who will be very positive and uplifting and she won't feel so alone in this. PM me if you want to ask me anything. -Alyssa
  6. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Saying a prayer for both you and sister in law.
  7. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    Saying a prayer that all will be well for sister in law & you.
  8. house of cards

    house of cards New Member

    Adding my prayers for you and your family.
  9. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Sending lots of prayers and hugs, Linda.

  10. Sunlight

    Sunlight Active Member

    I pray God sends the best possible care for your sister in law as well as peace of mind for all the family.
    have a blessed Easter.
  11. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member

    Rattling beads and saying prayers.
  12. livinginazoo

    livinginazoo New Member

    I'll keep you and your family in my thought and prayers. Some words of encouragement- My great-grandmother beat breast cancer at the age of 81. I've watched to many family members go through cancer treatment, it's very stressfull and I feel for your family. Be strong for her, and I hope that all your tests come out good.
  13. Loris

    Loris New Member

    Sending prayers and hugs for your family. I'm glad Dad was persistant in this.
  14. rejectedmom

    rejectedmom New Member

    Prayers are being said for your sister in law. -RM
  15. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Prayers for both you and sister in law. :angel:
  16. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts...rattling beads and sending out positive vibes.
  17. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member


    I'm keeping your sister in law in my thoughts and prayers... I pray the surgery goes smoothly and she makes a full recovery... I also pray that your family remains strong and finds comfort from being together at this most difficult time... :angel:

    Also, I understand the stress you must be feeling regarding your own mamogram results. I have a high risk for breast cancer and have to have mamograms every six months. I usually end up getting an ultrasound with a fine needle biopsy almost every visit. I've also had to have several biopsys (SP??) while under anesthesia. Please take good care of yourself... Take some extra "ME" time if possible. Let others take care of kt. If you need to talk, I'm here... WFEN
  18. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Thank you all for your good thoughts.

    The docs have found a second & then third spot in my sister in law's breast. The MRI then add'l ultra sound found this information after the biopsy.

    My mammogram came back with an "suspicious" spot & needs further study. Following up on Wednesday with a breast surgeon.

    Again, thank you all.