Friday, October 10, 2008

Cloudy, with a side of cancer.

So. I have breast cancer. I've spent the last two weeks agonizing over this and worrying that it would be a death sentence. Turns out it's not - turns out that breast cancer has become a survivable cancer. I'm still waiting for my brain to catch up to that idea.

But it's still scary, and it's why I haven't been around for a while. Right now, I'm only at the very beginning of starting to come back to something that resembles my normal self.

(P.S. Please don't share any horror stories or internet information - I don't think I can take it.)

15 comments:

CrackerLilo said...

OhmyGods. I don't know what to say. I haven't been keeping up, but so sorry to be reading this. Definitely a good reason to let your blog lapse for a while.

*hug* I'm listening.

Green said...

Oh J! I am so sorry, and agree very much that it's NOT a death sentence at all. Sending you love and calmness in overcoming this.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is a very surviveable cancer. I wish you the best of luck, you are in my thoughts.

-Lana "Not really anonymous, I just can't remember my google password" Wood

Debs said...

De-lurking to bring you lots of hugs and wish you good luck. x :)

bobvis said...

So sorry to hear that. I know that can be super scary, and it usually comes right out of the blue. Please know you will be in our thoughts.

Danielle said...

Here's to your health.

andi said...

((hugs)) and you're in my prayers.

Ravenmn said...

Please make use of the Women's Cancer Research Center and their programs:

http://www.givingvoice.org/index.html

Two very good friends who have survived breast cancer found great comfort in their programs. Hang in there, PF!

The Girl Detective said...

I'm so sorry. I know I don't comment often, but you're in my thoughts.

Renegade Evolution said...

Gads, I am sorry to hear that, but, you are a tough cookie and it is very surviveable. Sending good mojo your way.

Drek said...

Hang in there. You can, and will, come through this okay.

Daisy said...

((((Plains)))) I am so sorry! :(

Something I have worried about my whole life, I can imagine how it feels since I have replayed it over and over in my mind so many times. It runs in my family, but all of the women in my family survived it.

(((love you, and heavy-duty novenas to St Peregrine, specialist in this regard, are on the way))))

Kristin said...

Oh, wow, I've been totally out of the loop and not reading blogs and just saw this... I'm so sorry to hear this news. *hugs*

Octogalore said...

PF, I just noticed this. I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you. You have many people out there thinking good thoughts for you. For that reason, and because you are tough and strong, this will be OK.

Tracey said...

I never should have missed this, but school has consumed my life since the end of September, and I missed it. Caught up now, though. You'll be in my thoughts, and here's hoping this journey is as quick and painless as possible for you.

Can I just say, though... I'm so glad you're still blogging through this. The blogosphere needs you, babe.