I know I don't post very often and I'm not usually one to ask for help or to draw attention to myself. I am also not one that wants others to feel sorry for her. But, I have seen how well things have worked out for others who have asked for prayers so I figure the more people praying for you, the better.
I'm 38 years old, one DD in first year of college, one DD a 7th grader. Last May I found a lump in my left breast. Immediately got dr. appt. who sent me for mammogram. They did a sonogram at the same time and said that it looked like a cyst but wanted to check with another sonogram in 6 months to make sure it hadn't grown. February 2007 went for sonogram. The radiologist said it had not grown and I should have another in 6 months to make sure. I was elated! (6 months is a long time to wait, wonder and worry). Three days later I received a call from my dr. The lump has grown and she referred me to a surgeon. Very disturbing---I thought everything was ok. Waited another agonizing week for appt with surgeon who sent me for an MRI. Waited 2 weeks for that (has to be scheduled on certain day within your cycle). Waited another two weeks for follow-up with surgeon to see what it said. She said there is some concern and that the lump should be removed so we don't have to worry anymore. Of course, she wouldn't tell me whether she thinks it is cancer. Will have to wait for the biopsy report to come back. There is no history of BREAST cancer anywhere in my family. But there is history of cancer on my dad's side. When my dad was diagnosed with cancer I took care of him for 3 long years and watched every painful moment of this illness. I'm scared for me, but my biggest fear is for my children. I know how terrible it is to lose a parent and they are way younger than I was.
Anyway, my request to you wonderful bunch of ladies is for prayers for my children that their mother will be ok and be around for a long time to come.