I asked my Grandmother, when you finally went for your scan and the results came out positive what was your first reaction? She answered in tears and said i immediately fell to the ground in shock, “I suffered through the treatment and ended up in breast conserving surgery were i got my left side breast removed, over a 2 months of healing after being in hospital for 1 week after my surgery, after a couple of months after my surgery i went for my weekly check up and the Doctor then informed me that i had to get a mastectomy done on my right breast because the cancer cells had spread too and also a bit just by armpit , i am now 77 and finally recovered from the removal of both my breast and now i am proud to say i am Cancer free but in saying that i will never again hesitate getting a check up to insure I’m well.
The narrator regrets the neglect towards Emily while even her thoughts about her regrets are being interrupted by the cry of her infant son. She understands that it was she who influenced her life choice: “My wisdom came too late. She has much to her and probably little will come of it. She is a child of her age, of depression, of war, of
As Marie lived in their home for several days, she became sick and the only strength she had was to speak to the David's family. She couldn’t get out of bed knowing how ill she was. The family believed she was seriously ill so they decided to call over Uncle Frank. Uncle Frank was known to be a war hero, best doctor in town, but most importantly, Wesley's brother.
About a week thru the chemotherapy and radiation she lost all of her hair. When she first showed me she was losing her hair she started crying when she started I started because I don’t like to see my mom crying. When she lost all of her hair my sister got her some stylish wigs while she was going thru her chemo and radiation. About four months later she finished the chemotherapy and radiation. Right after that my mom’s hair started to grow back to be longer and thicker than it was.
In the fourth grade at what was then Millville, Harriet encountered a teacher who she describes as “mean spirited.” During this same year, Harriet’s mother was diagnosed with cancer. As a fourth grader, Harriet would spend her lunch breaks running the two-mile trek from Millville to her home so that she could care for her Mother while her Father worked. “If I wasn’t on the front steps of the school and in line with my class by the time lunch ended, she would consider me late,” Harriet said, grinning at the childhood memory, “most of the time the other kids would hold the line for me trying to
Cancer Care Life-Changing Day: Arielle Pagan’s Story Everybody knows what cancer is and how it tears families and lives apart, but you always tell yourself that it won’t happen to you. That’s what Arielle Pagan was telling herself when one day she was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia after a routine check at the her local hospital. According to Lucy Pagan/ Arielle’s Mom, Arielle had the cold longer than usual and hadn’t been acting the way she normally does (Lucy Pagan). “She wasn’t herself and it began to worry me
I can remember some things we did together when they were younger, like when we would have “Twins got Talent” in our living room and I would be the celebrity judge, or when we would practice our cheer routines in the back yard. Now, I have been sitting in a hospital bed for the past three months thinking about them, seeing them in my dreams, crying over them. My parents constantly asking me how I feel or if I have had any visions lately has started becoming an annual thing, but the answers will never change. Nightmares about what I think happened in the car come almost twice a day, and now my doctors have to lock my door when I sleep. Apparently I have been reported for wandering the halls at night screaming their names, and walking into patients rooms crying, asking if they have seen Lisa or
My mom decided to take her to the doctor, and he suggested to have her get an MRI. Today we got phone call from our doctor stating that she had cancer. I was in complete denial, until I realized that I had I stay strong for my best friend and help her through this tough moment in her life. Riley is the spitting image of me. We both
They Put a pacemaker/defibrillator in one week. My mom was in the ICU March 11, 2015, until March 20, 2015, went back March 26-30 of 2015 for heart issues. On April 20 this was a day to remember she went in to have an LVAD placed on her heart. This surgery is fairly new in South Carolina so it was very scary and school was still going
Have you ever wondered how teen parents live and survive in the world we live in today? Amanda was a teenage girl who didn’t mean to get pregnant. She found out when she went to the doctors for stomach aches. The next day she told her mother and her mother is very disappointed in her. After a few weeks went by, she moved in with her baby’s daddy.
Many women of reproductive age with early-stage cancer come to us for a procedure that we now perform routinely, called fertility-preserving radical trachelectomy. Case study 3 Grace is 76 years. Her husband of 48 years has recently passed away. She is still missing him. Her children live abroad.
Mary explained to her son she could not walk and he called an ambulance. Mary stated she does not like to bother her children with her problems because they are all very busy people. Mary was wearing the same night gown and bathrobe she was transported to the hospital in. The bathrobe was dirty
My non-normative life event started at the age of twelve years old. I have five sisters and one brother, me being the second youngest. During one summer my mother started feeling quite unwell. Her symptoms seemed similar to cold or flu symptoms, but they never regressed after treatment. She developed a lump in her neck which the doctors biopsied and diagnosed her with Lymphoma Cancer.
Throughout life we face obstacles that changes us as individuals in way that leaves an indelible impact. My greatest obstacle occurred when my mother was deployed for nine months with the Army. During the nine months, my brother, who was twenty-two at the time, and an older lady who was a family friend were my primary caretakers. My father did not live with us so he was not a big factor while she was gone. My Mom is like a best friend to me.
It was a beautiful and sunny day, birds flying, clear sky. It was a good day to play football at school. Playing with my friends was a little challenging for me because I couldn't reach up high equally to catch the football. So I told myself would I have a straight arm and have equal arm strength? So my mom called Holmes Jr. High and told me that I was going to start my second surgery in Texas.