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Please don't mention this on Facebook, there are a few relatives that need to know by phone call and not by public post (and some via messaging).

I have breast cancer.  I don't know the stage yet, I will need chemo and have had a partial radical masectomy of my right breast.  I will be back in a couple of weeks to get the left one off.  My doctor wouldn't do it, he wants to make sure I still want that when I have processed everything.  Which I have not at this point.  I don't think I will until the binding comes off and I see the scar for the first time.  I was like that with my first amputation, once I saw the missing toe space, I just freaked out.

I go home tomorrow, they don't keep you around long :).  I don't have incision pain but I have pain at the top of my binding.  It is strange but they are willing to give me pain pills but I don't really need them, the first pain pill with a morphine kicker cut the edge off.

Of course, being in a Catholic hospital, I couldn't dodge the priest.  But I explained my schism, he understood it and admitted the RC church is in crisis right now and not just their involvement in political issues.  Which is good, it was nice not to be lectured on not attending Mass.

Date: 2013-03-02 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ozgryph.livejournal.com
Keep us posted here as things progress. You have our prayer, love, and good vibes. Hugs and loves, Clay and Adam.

Date: 2013-03-02 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chelelev.livejournal.com
Thank you both.

Date: 2013-03-02 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redwink.livejournal.com
FUCK CANCER!!!

Hugs!

Date: 2013-03-02 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chelelev.livejournal.com
Fuck cancer is right. Hugs back but gingerly.

Date: 2013-03-02 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] badrobot68.livejournal.com
I'm sending you my best thoughts for a speedy recovery!

Date: 2013-03-02 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chelelev.livejournal.com
Thank you Alan!

Date: 2013-03-04 07:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parker-wolf.livejournal.com
I'm glad you're home - I was thinking about you today, wondering if you were still in the hospital. :o)

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