I so hate bad news!! I just received the news that a good friend of mine who is only 41 years old has Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. It has spread to her spinal cord and a couple of other places.
She had her first mammogram at age 40, last year and found a tumor. She decided to have a radical mastectomy and chemo. However earlier this year, she was having excruciating back pain and when she (finally) got in to see her doctor and have the scans done, it was discovered she had lesion/tumor on her spinal cord.
I used to babysit this girl when we were both younger. Her mother and father (who is now deceased) were some of my dad's best friends. Her mother is a wonderful woman and has already been through hell with her husband's illness (he had Alzheimer's/dementia along with other issues) and now she has to help her only daughter through this.
On the plus side of the day--it was a sunny, warm day. High temp actually got up to 79 degrees today! I sat outside basking for a while today (after I had done a little organizing of my stitching room)!
Please hold my friend in your thoughts and prayers. Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer is not an easy road to navigate!
Thank you all!