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An_253534 posted:
I was diagnosed last week with breast cancer, I am having more tests to decide about whether to have the whole breast removed or lump. I am terrified. I am 37 single mom of 4 kids one of which has cerebral palsy. I work full time at an office and I have been told I will need possible chemo and radiation. I don't know what to expect.
rachael67 responded:
Dear Friend, please know that you are not alone! Almost everyone you will meet on this board has shared every emotion you may encounter on your journey...These lovely individuals will let you know that the initial steps are some of the most difficult you will have to take! And that you will astound yourself with how strong you will be, how brave, how learned about your situation and the beast you are battling!

Being a single mom of so many, one of whom is physically challenged, will definitely complicate matters. And though you might have to put on a brave front for them, know that you can come here and complain and scream and cry and whatever is needed to help you get through the next day...We are open 24/7 just for one another.

Please ask questions both of your medical team and on here...Information is the key to an ability to make the difficult choices you will deal with. Also check with your team there to know if they can recommend a local support group.

Meanwhile, please know you will be in my heart...We look forward to hearing from you...Meanwhile we will keep the light on!!

Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly! Don't give up five minutes before the miracle!!

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