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Hi my name is Kim Im a mother of two boys 7 &14. I was just diagnosed with invasive ductal caricnoma breast cancer. According to the path they think its at stage 2 and has hit a lymp node. I'm so scared for myself and my family.

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 7 years
 
  • kim sosa Profile
    anonimamente
    Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama
    Thank you!My plan is to fight this cancer, survive and be the best mother I can be to my boys and care for them myself. I just turned 40 and I believe I caught this cancer early and it is the common cancer. I continue to have faith that god will take care of me. I told my older son and he went and research on the computer and came back and said mom your not going to die this is a common breast cancer and there is a cure! I love him so much! God bless and I will beat this!
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  • Monica Swain Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Kim I have my last treatment next week. Same diagnosis. I have 3 children. I count my blessings and remained positive throughout the process. The strength you find from no where is surprising. I had my crying in bed moments. However there were times I had to Remind myself and family that I had cancer. Mind over matter!!! Prayer and continued strength! You Will be amazed how you will become an inspiration to others!
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Ali S Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2011
    Hi Kim, i wish you the best through your treatments and know how scary it can all be. While I don't have children yet, I have young nieces and a nephew -all of whom I'm very close with. There is some great literature out there for kids--picture books and such to help them cope and support you. I saw several at the gift store at my hospital. My nieces and nephew also loved wearing my bandanas with me during the summer when I lost my hair. Assuring them that I was getting better and medicine made my hair go away made then feel for comfortable. You will be a rock star when you begin treatment!!! Have your family wear pink and let them take care of you. And I know it's hard not to think, what if, and you're entitled to think that, to be angry, scared, sad, etc., and certainly allow yourself those emotions! but you will see that love and support from others will override those bad moments and help you get through if. Hugs
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Ali S Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2011
    And, as an 8th grade teacher, I know 14 year old well--your oldest might have the hardest time because he's also going through adolescence...he may not know how to express this, he might act out at school, he might shut down (things middle schoolers do anyway sometimes), so if he is ever rude or snippy, it's really that's he's probably just worried about you. Hug him often and keep him close. He might take a whole to express it--might come out as anger. Although, if he's generally more open, he might express it sooner.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Christina Archambault Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    I know how you feel it can be very scary! I am 26 with 2 young kids I has so much stuff going through my head ! You have to go through the process of. Sadness, scared, mad , it will all come together in the end, I talked to a oncology social worker , I also got on some low dose anti depressants! It's a roller coaster but just keep faith , positive people around you ! You will be fine
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Christina Archambault Profile
    anonimamente
    Stage 2B Paciente
    I know how u feel , 26 year old stage 2b HER 2 positive! 2 young kids ! I am ringing the bell April 18th:) 6 chemos Then I start 20 radiation! U will see ur family will keep u strong ! Keeps the faith positive ppl around u !
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Jenny K Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi Kim and everyone, I found this link just now. Mother of 9 yr old daughter. Dx on sept 5. Current stage 1. IDC and other tiny area in situ. Have been positive so far but yes, it hit me bad last night. Awaiting surgery coming Thursday. Reading all your notes really are comforting. Any updates from all of you? J
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonimamente
    Sobrevivente desde 2007
    Been there, done that. Stay positive!!! You have been diagnosed with the MOST common form of breast cancer... you have lots of company! Keep uppermost in your mind your family, and pray! So many of us have already walked your path and are alive today because of it. It is absolutely terrifying because of the diagnosis itself. You are stage 2 and there is a multitude of options for you for treatment and a full life. Even in a diagnosis of breast cancer there are things to celebrate such as an early stage and the type of breast cancer you have IDC. Hang in there, you will make it. Please keep in touch with this group. We are here to help all women through this tough time. God's blessings on you and your family. Sharon
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Lysa Allison Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I agree with everything everybody else said because it is a very scary time. I got a lot of comfort from prayer. God loves you and will be with you through this part of your journey to guide you if you just ask. It was comforting to me to know that I was in God's hands. God bless you and I will pray you and your family.
    about 7 years Flag
    • kim sosa Profile
      anonimamente
      Aprendendo sobre o câncer de mama

      Thank you!My plan is to fight this cancer, survive and be the best mother I can be to my boys and care for them myself. I just turned 40 and I believe I caught this cancer early and it is the common cancer. I continue to have faith that god will...

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      Thank you!My plan is to fight this cancer, survive and be the best mother I can be to my boys and care for them myself. I just turned 40 and I believe I caught this cancer early and it is the common cancer. I continue to have faith that god will take care of me. I told my older son and he went and research on the computer and came back and said mom your not going to die this is a common breast cancer and there is a cure! I love him so much! God bless and I will beat this!

      about 7 years Flag
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    anonimamente
    Membro da família ou uma pessoa querida
    Kim- I know you are scared and if you look closely at your fear I am sure you will see that the main issue is "What will happen to my boys?" The best advice I can give you is to sit down and draw up a plan. You are stage 2 and have so many options that are available. After drawing up a plan I would sit the boys down if you haven't already and explain to them what is going on. Once you have a firm plan outlined for your children(who will you trust them to...) you can take a step back breath and see how strong your fear is then. It should bring some peace and make it easier to take it one day/step at a time and if you believe in God try not so much praying but just chatting it up with him. Hopefully this helps calm your fears. Remember that staying strong and staying in the fight are very similar. You can beat this!
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Jennifer Jones Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    God and I have constant chats on my hour long drive to radiation every da. It really helps!
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    This is such a scary time. I'm stage 3 Invasive Lobular. 1 year since diagnoses I am on the mend. It was a tough year chemo, radiation, now hormone thearpy. Faith and looking at your kids will keep you living and looking to the future. Please remember treatments hits everyone different ask a billion questions.
    about 7 years Comment Flag

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