Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Today WhyMommy is having surgery. A double mastectomy.

Susan has shared her story over the past months and has enlightened many of us on the other type of breast cancer.

She has many of us on her team rooting and praying for her. Please, join in by sending prayers, good vibes, good wishes, to her and her family today.

Please read about Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Just because you don't have a lump, doesn't mean there is no cancer.

My aunt and two first cousins had breast cancer. My mother was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She has recovered from the surgery and is waiting to begin radiation. Thank God, she has been told chemotherapy won't be necessary. Early detection is the key. The hardest part for my mom? She is here in Michigan, freezing, when she normally would be in Florida. Good trade-off I'd say.

WonderDaddy will log in and read comments to Susan tonight, so please leave her some thoughts of healing and good wishes.

**** UPDATE ****

Surgery is done, Susan is doing well (read this update)


Joan said...

Inflammatory breast cancer is very scary. It can strike younger women aggressively. My prayers go out to her, and your family.

Jen M. said...

Thanks for the heads up, Nancy. I'm sending readers over there, too, thanks to you.

Karin said...

As I said in your earlier post about IBC, my mother-in-law had it a few years ago, and none of us had heard of it before. The good news is that, although IBC is horrible, it can be beat. My MIL is cancer free and doing great at 75! Many prayers, I'm sure, helped her recovery, so I'll send some to WhyMommy and her family---and to your mom, Nancy---as well.

Sherry said...

Nancy, what a lovely thing to bring Susan's story over hear...all the prayers make such a difference.

And thank you for posting about this -- IBC is a sneaky form of breast cancer and for some reason it likes younger women.

Bless you and many, many prayers for Susan.

Sherry said...

Separately, I am sending positive thoughts and prayers to your mother. Early detection is so important and by-passing chemo is one less stress for her to cope with.

Radiation is no picnic either -- not invasive like chemo, but it is fatiguing. Glad she's in Michigan and not in Florida!!

sgk213 said...

Here's to a speedy recovery for WhyMommy. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family today.

Beth said...

lots of prayers for Whymommy

Mary Alice said...

I will be sending her good thoughts....and some your mama too.