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In Response to The 'C' Word by billken
I really admire your courage billken and my prayers are with you in the time ahead. I've heard that with cancer a positive attitude is a major element in recovery and you have plenty of that. Sometimes our fear of something is our worst enemy.
I'm not trying to influence your decision as to treatment but I do want to tell you about my daughter-in-law. Years ago when my 16-year-old grandson was a baby Jackie discovered she had thyroid cancer. The treatment was the use of a radioactive isotope (I suppose that is much the same as a seed). For 6 weeks she had to sleep alone and could get no hugs or physical comfort from my son and had to avoid her little boy. What was especially hard was that she had been nursing him. It was a rough time but they got through it and until two years ago she lived a healthy and normal life. She got breast cancer and discovered she had the gene for it so had a radical mastectomy and her ovaries removed since it's the same gene. She is doing fine again, but at age 42 she has been through an awful lot. We are all praying this is the end of cancer for her, but who knows.
What I'm trying to say here is that sometimes a treatment is difficult to endure, but eventually it's over and sometimes worth everything you had to go through. Fortunately you have options, but I did want to tell you that story. Like you, Jackie's tremendous faith in God got her through all this. And if I do say so myself, my son Greg has been her rock, so I'm very proud of him.
God bless you and your family.