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Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Subject: awaiting breast biopsy results
Date Posted: 1/13/2008 8:20 AM ET
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Somehow PBS has become my circle of friends.  And I just wanted my friends to know that my DP had an abnormal mammogram and the follow-up was also abnormal.  They did a biopsy on Friday and hopefully we'll have the results of that soon.  I know, caught early, even if it is the big CA, it's very treatable but I'm still worried.  :( 

We're due to leave on Friday  for over two weeks  for Costa Rica and the Panama Canal and I'd sure like to know this is behind us before we take off.  Either way, we'll be ok, but I'm just nervous and I know she is, too.   I'd appreciate your prayers or kind thoughts.

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 10:08 AM ET
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Sharon....bedt thoughts to you & your DP. Hope you find out before your trip so you can go with some peace of mind.

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 1/13/2008 11:08 AM ET
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Thanks so much, Charlie.

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 11:40 AM ET
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Sharon - you got it.  As a breast cancer survivor myself, I know waiting for the results can be hard.  She's gonna be ok.....keep us posted  & PM me if you have any questions.

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 1/13/2008 12:57 PM ET
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Thanks, Mary.  Together, we've faced a lot of stuff, including my own cancer and surgeries, and come out fine over these 17 years.  The waiting is the worst part I think.  Once we know what we have to deal with, it will be easier to face it, I know.  But I'm still very anxious about it all.  I hate seeing her worried and I know she is.

I truly appreciate the support.

 

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 1:10 PM ET
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Many healing thoughts coming her way. 

T. -
Date Posted: 1/13/2008 6:34 PM ET
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Please keep us informed Sharon.  Praying that it isn't serious.

Date Posted: 1/13/2008 8:43 PM ET
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Sharon - I'll keep you and your DP in my thoughts.  And I'm sending healing energy your way.

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 1/13/2008 10:20 PM ET
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Thanks so much everyone.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 1/14/2008 2:35 AM ET
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Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear this!  I will keep you in my thoughts for the best possible outcome.

 

Date Posted: 1/14/2008 6:19 AM ET
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Sharon - I swear that one of the things that helped me were all of the people I told - just knowing all those people near & far were thinking positive thoughts about me helped me stay calm, especially on the day of the surgery.  So know we are here for you & your DP.  I so agree about the waiting!!  My DP & I have been through a lot together too in the last five years, make sure you keep your sense of humor intact - I know that is the one thing that helped us throught it all.

Date Posted: 1/14/2008 3:58 PM ET
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Sending good thoughts and blessings to you.

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 1/14/2008 6:01 PM ET
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Thanks to all of you!  What a wonderful group.  We are just breathing through this one breath at a time.  She has a "bad feeling" about the diagnosis but I think that is just, understandable, fear rearing its head. 

My kids are all adults now but she has been a great "step-mom" to them, especially the youngest two who were 19 or 20  when we got together 17 years ago.  And of course, all the grandkids consider her their grandmother, too.  We are also very blessed with good friends and neighbors but somehow having you all in my/our corner makes a big difference to me.. Thank you...

Date Posted: 1/14/2008 11:50 PM ET
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Best wishes and positive thoughts to your family.

Date Posted: 1/15/2008 7:01 PM ET
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I know when my DP goes through something I sometimes feel her pain and fear more than I would feel my own.  I am sending thoughts of comfort and peace for you both.

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 1/15/2008 9:22 PM ET
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Thank you Nancy and thank you Kari.  I appreciate very much everyone's kind thoughts and words.

This is under the column of weeks from hell, but her mother died this morning.

We are leaving on Friday for a two week+ adventure, trip, tour through Costa Rica and the Panama Canal.  She said to me, "Do you think someone's trying to tell us womething?"  I said "yes, that we have to really earn this trip." <sigh>

I hope we'll have some information about the biopsy tomorrow.

T. -
Date Posted: 1/15/2008 11:03 PM ET
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OMG Sharon--can it get any worse--wait --don't answer that.  I am so sorry for your DP (and your) loss.  When it rains....

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 1/16/2008 12:05 AM ET
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Thank you, Tammy.  And yes, that's exactly what I thought.  AND I'm afraid to say anything about what else can happen. 

Sharon

I've enjoyed  your viper comments on the other thread, BTW!  :)

Date Posted: 1/16/2008 8:51 AM ET
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I'm so sorry for your DP's loss of her mom.  Please give her a hug for us. 

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 1/16/2008 11:12 AM ET
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Thanks, Mary...

:)

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 1/16/2008 3:00 PM ET
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Hi guys.  Just wanted to tell you that the doctor called and talked to DP and thre result were that it is malignant.   We'll begin treatments as soon as we get back from our trip which now starts tomorrow with her mom's funeral in the afternoon.  So about Feb. 5.  I doubt I'll have access to a computer after tonight until Feb. 3, but I appreciate your good wishes (I'll even happily take prayers, if that's your thing.)

Thanks everyone who has replied and those who've just sent a warm thought

Date Posted: 1/16/2008 3:36 PM ET
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oh Gosh Sharon, I'm soo sorry you and DP will be in my prayers. 

Date Posted: 1/16/2008 4:00 PM ET
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Sharon - well crap!  I just know in my heart that your DP is going to be ok.  I hope that you have a safe trip/vacation.

T. -
Date Posted: 1/17/2008 12:08 AM ET
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Sharon, I'm so sorry.  I am confident that yall are strong women with a love that will help you both deal with this tragic time.  I feel so helpless---I wish there was something I could do for you!

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 12:51 PM ET
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Sharon...sorry to hear the news wasn't good. But, knowing will make things easier than being in limbo. Know it will be no easy task but, try to enjoy your trip and keep all thoughts positive. All of us will be cheering you & your DP on as you deal with this.

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