I am so grateful for friends, especially for friends who are not letting me go through this journey alone! One such friend accompanied me today to see the doctor for MRI results and to discuss treatment options. She has been there, this journey that many are finding themselves on these days. The stench along the path is horrid; it reeks of anger, fear, sadness, guilt, loneliness. Indeed, cancer can be a lonely road. Friends and loved ones can be supportive but they often do not fully understand how devastating it is to go through. It makes me very sad that some cannot cope emotionally and have distanced themselves altogether. The emotional support is the most crucial to a complete recovery.
For those of you following my journey, the doctor visit today confirmed what the other tests have shown – invasive lobular carcinoma. Being that this was a more in-depth test, it did show that there were more areas than just the one suspicious mass that had been identified. I went in to the meeting with my friend in tow, expecting to have to defend the method of treatment I chose. The angels, however, had already paved the way for a smooth discussion with the doctor and with the additional information from the testing, we were in accord as to the treatment plan. Thank you angels and thank you Tiffany – my rock, my beautiful soul sister!
I have had many miracles show up in my life and there have been several recent ones that are making this journey a little easier. I am learning to accept help when it is offered. I was recently led by a friend to a wonderful resource that will help take the burden off financially going forward. My stress level dropped tremendously with that! I have another friend who started a crowdfunding campaign to help cover the expenses already incurred and to help meet expenses while I recuperate from the upcoming surgery (thank you Audi)! Many have offered to be with me at the hospital when the time comes. Maybe I should prepare the nurses ahead of time?
As I look at my support system, I am humbled and grateful for such beautiful people in my life. I know how fortunate I am to have you all. I know there are many going through this same journey who are alone. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a way to spread support so that no cancer patient had to walk this road alone? Maybe that is where this journey is headed for me. I will definitely be talking to the angels about it!
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