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    marzru wrote on Nlopez's wall

    I live in Killeen as well...7 years!!!!!! That’s so awesome!!!!

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    Oh No (Just Diagnosed): Seems funny how we all know where we were and what we were doing when we got the diagnosis... it was Tuesday morning and I was just pulling into the parking spot at my apartment...the phone rang and I could hear the bad news in the nurse’s voice...yep, I was diagnosed with cancer.

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      Bengal

      This is not news that should ever be given over the telephone. I know we are living in the age of the smartphone and all those other devices but some things need that personal contact, looking someone in the eye, and perhaps, most important, being prepared to deal with th reaction to one's words. MarcieB, it sounds like the person who did phone you did a decent job. In my case , I knew the instant the doctor walked into the exam room, from the expression his face, what the biopsy results were going to be. I was so glad that he took the time in a very kind and gentle manner to talk me through those first few minutes. By the way, I wouldn,

      3 months ago
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      Bengal

      Oops. Never got to finish that last sentence. I wouldn't want that part of his job for anything.

      3 months ago
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      eweneek

      You know, I don't actually remember getting the diagnosis confirmed by the surgeon. I had lost my mom to breast cancer ten years previously and in spite of being genetically cleared, I felt certain I would someday experience the same condition. Although I "knew" I had breast cancer as soon as I felt the lump I was not panicked. What I do remember is waiting for more than half an hour in the chilly exam room wearing my little paper bolero and staring with horrified fascination at the instruments all set out and ready for the biopsy. By the time the surgeon finally stepped into the room, I was feeling faint.

      3 months ago
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    Welcome to What Next. So sorry that your mother also has BC. I'm sure it is painful to share. It's over whelming with both of you. We rely on our mothers for support. I'm sure you'll find the answers here as there are some very good people with very good suggestions.

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    Oh No (My mom got diagnosed 6 months after my diagnosis with exact same cancer as I have. ): Very painful to share details.