Well, the good news is, my friend whose husband has a tumor in his neck found out that it's actually a cyst that formed around a nerve, and not Hodgkins Lymphoma. It's something he was born with, but wasn't discovered until recently when it grew more rapidly. Because it's been there for so long, scar tissue has formed around it which will complicate the surgery. There is a risk that he will be left with a raspy voice, lose feeling on the right side of his body, and I forgot what else she told me. She said he always wondered why the toes on his right foot go numb when he sneezes! LOL! He's scheduled for surgery on February 26.
The bad news... I just found out today another co-worker of mine discovered a tumor in her lung. She's having a biopsy done this Thursday. This woman (in her 60's) is a sweetheart. She also lost her husband when her son was very young, and took me out to dinner to talk. It helped sharing our stories with each other because we could relate to what each of us experienced. She gives me some hope that there may be a day when I can be happy again.
My mother's boyfriend has a malignant tumor between his heart and his lungs and had his first round of chemo yesterday.
My godmother, who had lymphoma, was just told she is completely free of cancer. However, she is dying of Scleroderma. It's causing her skin to tighten and her organs to shrink. Her lungs are shrinking, and it's making it difficult for her to breathe.
Maybe I should have given you the good news first? (And why won't Blogger let me put spaces between these paragraphs?!!)
Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers.