what was your reaction to your diagnosis?

By Jeanette Terry Latest Activity August 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm Views 2,867 Replies 13 Likes 3

Jeanette Terry

Having a diagnosis like that of any kind of cancer can be shocking. What was your reaction when the doctor told you that you had breast cancer?

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  • Infinity1956
    Infinity1956 September 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm   

    God had already revealed it to me before I was admitted to hospital and when the Dr came and told me , they caught it in time I was so thanful that God spared my life and I'm still thankful.

    BENNJERRY August 30, 2011 at 3:29 pm   

    I was in shock to say the least.it felt like the air was sucked out of the room. My mind went numb.I was putting one foot infront of the other for days . 10 years later when another Doctor told me it was back and it had spread, I was angry. I didn't have time to dwell on it because I was my mother's primary care giver as she was dying from lung cancer at the time.

  • Infinity1956
    Infinity1956 September 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm   

    You have really been through some things.God keeps on blessing even through trials.

  • berrykins0
    berrykins0 August 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm   

    you have got alot on your lap with your mom and now you got alot on your shoulders with your self.i'm sorry to hear yours cancer came back . i have delt with someone who had oral cancer that spreaded into the neck area and no matter how much my dad to to beat it he couldn't. cancer is just a nasty deal no matter what way you get it.sorry to hear you have alot on your lap at once. between me and my mom we had alot to deal with and i know what is like.my dad delt with cancer about 2 yrs before he died.

  • jeffrey9127
    jeffrey9127 August 30, 2011 at 7:52 pm   

    I am sorry to hear your cancer came back and Spread. My prayers are with you, and I hope you are now well.

    BENNJERRY August 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm   

    Thanks jeffrey I
    appreciate it. My cancer is incurable but I am maintaning. I'm lucky enough to be able to go out and do pretty much what I want to do.

  • Infinity1956
    Infinity1956 September 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm   


  • jeffrey9127
    jeffrey9127 August 28, 2011 at 11:27 am   

    First of all, because I am a man, disbelief. And then when reallity set in that I indeed had breast cancer, shock, and perhaps anger that I may at some point die from this, and leave my family and grandchildren. For months, I could not wrap my mind around the fact that I had breast cancer. The other thing I felt when I was given the diagnosis was a certain numbness that seemed to interfere with my ability to think, or even ask questions of the Dr.

  • Infinity1956
    Infinity1956 September 8, 2011 at 10:14 pm   

    Jeffery that was one thing that I did tell several males my story and made them aware that men can get breast cancers also.

  • 100 Acre Woods
    100 Acre Woods August 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm   

    First of all I want to thank you for sharing your story. I too never knew a male could get breast cancer. Secondly, you sound very determined to beat this. That is absolutely great! I am praying for you.

  • Infinity1956
    Infinity1956 September 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm   

    Yes they can most men hate to go to the doctor for anything so as women we must teach them to care for their health better than most do. So if you have to drag your husband or boyfriend and make them appointments to check their bodies also.

  • jeffrey9127
    jeffrey9127 August 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm   

    Thank you for the prayers. I always appreciate them. Yes I am determined to beat cancer. I have one chemo treatment left, and then I take Tamoxifen for 5 years, to hopefully prevent any kind of reacurrance. Thank you for commenting.

  • Infinity1956
    Infinity1956 September 8, 2011 at 10:19 pm   

    There is always light coming through a tunnel and I'm so happy for you in Jesus's name continue to be blessed.