Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mary Decides

My friend Mary is dealing with breast cancer again just three months after finishing her radiation. She knew that she would have a mastectomy. After a one and a half hour doctor visit today, she decided that she couldn't bear facing breast cancer again in six months. She decided to have a bilateral mastectomy. I think she's made the right choice. I also think that she's being tremendously sensible about a very emotional issue. My friend Mary is one tough cookie.

11 comments:

Lori said...

My thoughts and prayers are with her. I think she made the right decision too, and I hope all goes well with her.

Daria said...

Good choice in my opinion too ...

Pam said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Mary, also. I can't even imagine having to make that kind of choice. My instinct tells me I'd opt for life over breasts, but, that's so easy for me to say since I've never had cancer.

Anne said...

She is a soldier for all of us. She is on the front line and I so admire her and she is in my prayers! Anne p.s. found you through Lori.

Karen said...

That is a horrible decision to have to make but a necessary one to get her well again. My thoughts and prayers are with her and for you as you minister to her.

Kelly said...

I had a friend who made the same choice and has now been cancer free for a number of years. She obviously didn't regret her decision.

Still praying for you AND Mary!

Mikey said...

I know several people who have and are doing fine now. We're praying for you and Mary.

Mary Paddock said...

A difficult decision. She's in my prayers as well.

Amanda said...

That is an amazingly tough decision... but it might not be necessary. Should ashould check out mercola.com and search breast cancer. Or do a search on google for natural-path healing cancer or homeopathic healing, cancer. Changes can be as little as eating asparagus every day... but it is worth checking out. The more we know.....

quid said...

I agree with her choice and salute her bravery, Debby. Mary, wherever you are, good luck and godspeed.

quid

PaintedPromise said...

yay for Mary! my former boss' wife went through this, he fought VERY HARD to get the ins. co. to authorize the double even though the tests showed the second breast was clean. well guess what, once they took it off and tested it, IT WAS FULL OF CANCER TOO - worse than the other one, and a kind that doesn't always show in the tests!!! she was so thankful that her husband had fought so hard to make them accept her decision... and so was he of course! she is still around and doing fine many years later...

may God bless both of you with the support system you need, the medical care you need, and a FULL RECOVERY! you are already so blessed to have each other...