Monday, March 12, 2012

Keeping a positive outlook

When our daughter first informed us she had invasive ductal carcinoma, it really knocked the wind out of our sails.  
I immediately went on a Google search, because that's how I roll.  Rachel told me she had already done the same thing, as soon as she got the news.  
This isn't the worst form of cancer one could have.  The survival rate seems to be good, depending of course on what stage cancer we are talking about; we don't know that as yet.  
Until we hear different, we are assuming she is at stage 1.  This morning I found out there is a stage zero, but since the word "invasive" is involved, we can't claim that one for her.  
I am thinking of all the breast cancer survivors I've met over the years.  Since I've lived a lot of years, there are many.  One, a lady named Helen who used to work at the butcher shop with Cliff, is in her nineties now.  We visit her from time to time.  
For now, we are staying optimistic.   



8 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

At a time like this OPTIMISM strikes the right chord. It's something to hang onto until you get more answers to questions you have. She'll be in my prayers. You all will.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Taking an optimistic view is the best way to be anytime in life, but right now it is very important that you all keep those good thoughts flowing. They can make a big difference. I know a few cancer survivors. Some are from breast cancer but there are others too. My youngest son is a survivor! It's been well over 10 years now and he's still cancer free. Your daughter and you and your family remain in my prayers. Cancer just doesn't affect the one that has it.

Amy said...

if I ever have to get surgery for something like that, I'm getting a boob job. How 'bout it, Rachel?!

nerves05 said...

I'm keeping you guys in my prayers.

Sonya said...

Yes optimistic!!!! I'm in there with you on that!

Angela said...

Amen to that.

Margaret said...

Best to stay optimistic! Breast cancer has a hugely successful cure rate, unlike, say lung cancer. :(

Joyful Days said...

Sending some prayers over to you & your daughter.