Remember this post?
I wrote it just a little more than a month ago.
And OMG, we celebrated.
FINALLY our family could think about something OTHER than "The C Word".
But then last week, all of that elation came crashing to a halt when my mom's annual mammogram came back with a suspicious marking..... They immediately scheduled her for a biopsy because with my grandmother's history of breast cancer, we cannot afford to wait around.
However when Mom told me the news about the impending biopsy, I really and truly thought this was just something to test us... something to keep us from getting TOO big for our britches thinking our family had kicked cancer's ass because there is NO WAY in ANY world that makes ANY sense that within 13 months of each other, BOTH of my parents could be diagnosed with cancer.
Yeah, I was wrong.
On Thursday we found out that it is, indeed, breast cancer. However, in the words of the surgeon, "If you have to have breast cancer, this is the best kind to get" as they are almost certain they can remove it with a lumpectomy followed up by radiation. We will know for sure in the upcoming days.....
I am having a hard time with so many things surrounding this situation. My mom is 58 years old. FIFTY-EIGHT. And the chance of recurrence of this type of cancer once they do get it out is higher than I care to think about. And what about that quote that says "That which does not kill us only makes us stronger"??? Seriously, we are already STRONG ENOUGH.
We don't need anymore tests of our patience or faith or strength.
What our family needs is a break.
It is time for KARMA to kick in and for the good news to come our way.