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01 October 2003 @ 09:24 pm
Worried...  
...Mark called me after work to tell me some bad news. Apparently, his mother just came back from the doctor and they diagnosed her with early stages of breast cancer. It was actually a blessing that they caught it as early as they did and they scheduled a surgery for her on the 20th (apparently Mark's parents had planned a trip and they will still be taking it next week and couldn't go in for the surgery until the 20th). The procedure is supposed to take place in one day with my Mother-in-law not even having to stay overnight at the hospital.

Mark seems to be doing okay with the news, but then again he doesn't really show his feelings too much. We talked about it tonight, but it didn't seem that he wanted to dwell on it and I hope that when he's ready, we'll talk about it again. I do worry about him, though - he's never had to deal with anyone close to him who's gotten sick before. It always tends to change a person's outlook on life when something like this happens - and I don't want him to go through it alone, but I don't want to be pushy and talk to him about it before he's ready either.

If anyone out there could spare some good wishes and prayers for my Mother-in-law, we'd really appreciate it.
 
 
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Claudelle: Phoenixclaudelle on October 2nd, 2003 12:30 am (UTC)
If it is still early she has good chances! One of my co workers was diagnosed too, they took one of her breast and all in all, after a year, she is back at work now. She made it....
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 4th, 2003 09:44 am (UTC)
Thank you, Claudia for your encouraging words and your nice thoughts for my family. Please take care. *hugs*
Kananigirlkananigirl on October 2nd, 2003 12:50 am (UTC)
I'll keep your mother-in-law in my prayers. I'm sure everything will be okay.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 4th, 2003 09:45 am (UTC)
Thank you for your prayers, Rayna. It means a lot to my family. Please take care. *hugs*
Care: hugscareleswhisper on October 2nd, 2003 01:00 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. *hugs* Mark's mom and dad and the both of you are in my thoughts and prayers. :) *BIGHUGS*
Sherishutterbug93 on October 4th, 2003 09:46 am (UTC)
Thanks so much Carrie. You've been a great friend when I've needed one this past year. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for my family. *big hugs*
Sputters and Spurts: Mouthy mewallacebear on October 2nd, 2003 03:32 am (UTC)
I'll pile up on the good wishes for all of you!

Is this the first time you and Mark (together) have gone through a traumatic event like this?
Sputters and Spurts: Gerberwallacebear on October 2nd, 2003 03:33 am (UTC)
innapropriate user pic... sorry. it should have been this one.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 4th, 2003 09:53 am (UTC)
Thank you for your good wishes. And this is the first time that Mark & I have gone through something like this together. I didn't know Mark when my Dad passed away 13 years ago. Please take care. *hugs*
Sabine: Lauser Kopfsabine10 on October 2nd, 2003 04:21 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. Your Mother-in-law and her husband as well as you and Mark will be in my thoughts. *Hugs*
Sherishutterbug93 on October 4th, 2003 09:50 am (UTC)
Thank you so much Sabine. You've always been such a sweet friend to me - I'm very lucky to have found you in the Sheltie community when I did. Thank you for being such a great friend. *Hugs*
the artist formerly known asnikki42 on October 2nd, 2003 05:41 am (UTC)
That is awful! I'm so sorry. I hope Mark can express his feelings about this, as it is a terrible burden to try to carry alone.

All of my thoughts and prayers are with your family!
Sherishutterbug93 on October 4th, 2003 09:54 am (UTC)
Thank you, Nikki for your prayers and your thoughts. It means a lot to my family. Please take care. *hugs*
With a spark: My faceconchispa on October 2nd, 2003 08:17 am (UTC)
Oh, that's freaky and scary. But I think that since they caught it so early it should be all OK. I am most definitely sending good wishes and prayers, and hugs to you.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 4th, 2003 09:55 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for good wishes, prayers, and hugs. It really means a lot to us. Take care. *hugs* back
WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMORbeam861 on October 3rd, 2003 09:15 am (UTC)
Oh, I am so sorry to hear that Sheri. It is good that they caught it early. The one good thing about medical science is that they are
always making new advances and discovering new things, who knows what they will come up with next! My thoughts are prayers are with
you and Mark. Dave's Mom went through this the year before we got married, she had a masectomy, but is still here today. I hope Mark
will open up and talk more. That is a man thing, they don't express
their feelings well. They usually don't even know what is bothering
them or how to express them! Some physical exercize or activity
would definately help, at least he will be able to release some
pent up emotions. Good Luck & Paryers with everything!
Sherishutterbug93 on October 4th, 2003 09:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for your encouraging words, Barb. And I agree with you about Mark - it has to be a man thing, but I also think it might be a little bit of a Japanese cultural thing too - men hiding their feelings. Thanks so much for your prayers for my family, it means a lot to us. *big hugs*
irisheyes77 on October 3rd, 2003 07:12 pm (UTC)
For some reason, this post never showed up on my friends' page and so I just found it by going to your journal directly.

I'm so sorry to hear this news! It's good that at least they caught it in the early stages, though. Does she know yet if she's going to require chemo and/or radiation in addition to the surgery.

www.breastcancer.org - there's lots of discussion boards on there with answers to questions if you need it.

Tom and I will both be praying for her and for both of you.
Sherishutterbug93 on October 4th, 2003 10:04 am (UTC)
Thanks for your prayers, Amanda and for providing me with the link. I'm going to take a look at it today. As for chemo/radiation, I don't think they're sure about that yet. Thank you so much for your support, it definitely means a lot to us. You've been a wonderful friend. *hugs*