Wow...I sure hope I haven't ever said the wrong thing. I thankfully don't have BC, but was facing one of my greatest fears when I waiting on my biopsy results. [sm=whew.gif]
The only thing I can liken any of my experienence to was when I got the news about my family members, and I hope I never said the wrong thing to any of them. I've had many family/friends battle the disease...some won the battle, some lost. I don't think I've ever lessened the fact that cancer sucks!
maternal uncle - died from colon cancer
maternal grandmother - survived BC
maternal aunt - died from BC
paternal grandfather - survived colon cancer
paternal grandmother - survived BC, died from ovarian cancer (refused chemo this time around)
paternal aunt - survived kidney cancer
father - battling and surviving prostate cancer
21 yr old daughter of a dear friend - died from cancer that started as a melanoma
coworker & friend - battled various cancers due to exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam - got free of cancer after being told it would kill him
While I have personally not had cancer, I know that cancer SUCKS! I hate that it seems like every time I turn around these days, someone else I know or their loved one is being diagnosed with the big "C."
Everytime my Dad (diagnosed with prostate cancer at 50, and then reoccured 9 years later...he's now 62) gets his #s checked I brace myself, because for a while there we weren't so sure...but they have been sustaining good results with his current hormone therapy! I remember people telling me when he was first diagnosed...if there's any cancer to have, that's the easiest one...or the most curable.
I try not to fear the disease, but I am human...I get tired of it claiming and affecting the lives of the ones I love! I say "HA-in your face" when another loved one is deemed "cancer free,"
and I cry for those who are left behind when the battle here on earth is lost.
And when I don't know quite what to say, I simply pray! I sure hope I've never said anything stupid like "Cancer is a gift," because cancer has never given me anything!
Don't know how much my 2 cents is worth here...but thought I would share![sm=peace.gif]
God Bless each of you! Catt
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