You might be wondering where I’ve been for the past few weeks and why I haven’t posted very much. I had an ovarian cyst that was very scary and had to have an unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. The surgery went well and the cyst was benign. However, not more than two weeks after the incident my older sister was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I was very SHOCKED to hear this devastating news and can’t seem to concentrate on anything but her. I’m trying to be supportive, yet I’m frightened, depressed, and sick to my stomach almost every day since I found out. The cancer is aggressive and Her2 positive with estrogen and progesterone receptors. I can’t even tell you the paralyzed feeling you get when you hear someone you love is having to battle with such a serious disease. Today she is getting a full body scan to make sure it hasn’t metastasized and then next Monday starts chemo for 16 weeks to try and shrink the tumors before having surgery. I know she is going to get through this, but the journey is going to be difficult. PLEASE PRAY for her!
Not only is she having to deal with this, but the whole family is still trying to get through my Dad dying last September. Sigh…we need some happiness and a break from all this health stuff! I’m not sure if this breast cancer is hereditary and if her daughters, my daughter, and self need to be also worried about being at a higher risk of getting breast cancer.