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  •  I actually slept last night pretty well. (0+ / 0-)

    It is a small cancer, 8mm on the mammogram and its early. I'm curious about why Zen didn't follow the usual treatment recommendations.  Well I just have to wait until Friday when the test results will be in, I see my doc (who has had BC) and then begin to plan my forward path.  I think I have a lot to learn.

    Thank you for your thoughtful and warm responses.  I did enjoy your diary on Monday night Kate, but I find I don't want to read much today.  I do need to take this one day at a time.  
    There is a Gilda's Club near where I live (Royal Oak) and I will keep that in mind.

    Most pressing for me right now is telling people, especially my kids and some of my friends.  I get anxious just thinking about that.  But I'd like one of my daughters to go to the doc with me on Friday.  And I know I need to tell them.

    I am a deeply spiritual person and I consider this diagnosis simply a part of my spiritual path, which for all of us has rocky times.  Leonard Cohen: 'there is a crack, a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.'  Now I get to continue my growth on integrating my practice, and be open for more light.  I noticed even this weekend with my granddaughter (believing that this was cancer before the dx), I thought to myself, enjoy each moment, Sydney, each moment.  Don't take moments for granted.

    Thank you again for your responses.  I will look for your kosmail Kate. You're from Michigan and started the SE Michigan group, right? Actually I really appreciate your responses!

    The 'shift' is hitting the fan.

    by sydneyluv on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 03:23:54 AM PDT

    •  So I've talked to my adult children. (0+ / 0-)

      It couldn't have gone better! They were not overly reactive but were warm, supportive, interested, just wonderful. That's one concern I can check off my list. One daughter is going with me to the doctors on Friday.  I've also talked with a few friends and I'm moving along.

      The 'shift' is hitting the fan.

      by sydneyluv on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 09:06:31 AM PDT

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