Aug 12, 2009 - 12:47 am
My girl friend (I will call her Connie) (49 yrs) was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple of months ago. She just had a double mastectomy and 24 lymph nodes removed ubder her left arm. Her recovery from the surgery has been good considering it has only been 2 weeks. Her spirits have been good as well. She has understood she would need to go through chemo & radiation and ultimately reconstruction. She seemed to accept this. Today she met with the doctor that will be treating her for chemo. At that time she was told she had triple negative. I do not know how the doctor explained it or how Connie percieved the conversation, but now her spirit and hopes seem to have been dashed. She talks as if she was told she is dying. One of our mutual friends called me after talking to Connie and asked me how long she had to live.