Friday, August 08, 2008


This hasn't been the happiest of days. I went in for a biopsy last week and today I was told that I've got breast cancer and there's lymph node involvement. Perhaps I waited too long to go in about it, but the funny thing is I never for a moment considered the possibility of cancer. I've always been a pretty good physical specimen and I just don't believe in 'illness'. Well, like the old joke, I 'ken the noo'. (That's a Scot's dialect phrase, don't know if I've spelled it correctly...the joke is about an old Scot who is regretting something or other, wailing "If only I'da kenned!" The voice of God comes down "Well, ya' ken the noo!", meaning 'you know now').


Peter and I were sitting in A & W, just finishing off coffee and bacon'n'eggers this morning when the call came telling me that the lab results were in. Less than an hour later we were sitting in the doctor's office while the poor young woman squirmed and tried to get me to say the "C" word so she didn't have to. The office had already made an appointment for me to see a cancer specialist next Friday.


I've told my sister and two of my children. (One lucky child has yet to receive the surprise bucket of icewater over the head. ) Everyone's been very sweet and supportive. And look at the dear note Jon left on the whiteboard.

6 Comments:

At 10:38 PM, Blogger marthalena said...

Oh, Mum. I second Jon's sentiment. I love you SO much.

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Kimmy said...

I am so very sorry to hear this, Susan. I will be praying for you.

 
At 11:34 AM, Anonymous Ute said...

We will be thinking of you on Friday and hoping for the best.

love from Ute (and Baby Matthias) in Germany

 
At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Susan said...

Ute! Are you my little Ute Fischer? Thank you for the good wishes! If it's you...I have a picture of you still, by my bedside (Martha and you modelling makeup). A baby?!!!

 
At 11:55 AM, Anonymous ute said...

Is the photo from our first make-up session? Yes, I'm a mommy now:-) If your hotmail e-mail address is still relevant I'll send you a photo of my little boy.

 
At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Susan said...

I'm not sure if it was the first session...Yes, I still have the same hotmail address. I'd love to see little Matthias!

 

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