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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Had a Bad Day

Those of you who are on Face Book with me may have notice that I posted that I had a really bad day on Tuesday of this week. Monday, Beloved was diagnosed with breast cancer. This, of course, qualifies as a REALY bad day when I got the call at work. But, I think the shock of my partner of 20 years-in April-has a life threatening illness didn't really wear of until we sat down with the surgeon on Tuesday. That qualifies as a bad day. The surgeon was the one who operated on BL 10 years ago for Lobular Carcinoma in Situ and explained everything so kindly. She treated me then as a spouse and still does. She is kind and takes the time to answer questions and seems really smart.

We are also at a world class hospital, Sloan Kettering in NY.

Still the news is good, but you never know. Since BL had the previous illness, she has been followed closely and they found this early. At this point they are talking a lumpectomy-I hate that term and I think it should be renamed a dumplingectomy- and 4-5 weeks of radiation. Surgery is scheduled for 2/16.

Our house is filled with anxiety due to this and some other issues that I won't discuss here but are not about our relationship.

7 comments:

Sandy said...

I'm so sorry. Cancer is a horrible thing. Sending lots of love and prayers to your whole household.

Cecilia said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Send me a Facebook message with her name, if you would like me to place her on our church's prayer list.

Sending love.

Terri said...

oh my. I am so sorry....you will be in my prayers.

Beth said...

Sitting with my own breast in question, praying for you and your Beloved!

Jemma said...

Thinking of you both with the words of Julian of Norwich in my heart: I may make all things well,
and I can make all things well,
and I shall make all things well,
and I will make all things well;
and you will see yourself that every kind of thing will be well.
And in these words God wishes us to be enclosed in rest and in peace.

Mary Beth said...

Oh, my God. I just read this. Will be praying on Wednesday. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Glad I finally had the good sense to look here and deep concern for both of you.