Jun 11, 2009 - 3:33 pm
I'm waiting to meet with an oncologic surgeon on 6/22 to discuss next steps about having my tumor removed. He'll likely be removing it completely to biopsy but it is now starting to cause some pain in my arm. I don't have a definitive diagnosis.
I have also been experiencing pain under my arms and now that is worrisome. I just turned 35, have a 22 month old and a wonderful husband. I go through waves of disbelief (although I don't know what is going on) and the possibility of what could be ahead. I consider myself to be extremely positive and always look on the bright side of things but how do you NOT think the worst?
Facing a cancer diagnosis scares me but what terrifies me even more are the thoughts i'm sure every parent has - watching my son grow up, etc.
Just wondering what those of you waiting for a dx or those that had to wait did to help w/ your fears? Did you talk with survivors with cancer similar to yours?
I have questions and thoughts but really don't feel like sharing them w/ family although they are very supportive.