(Closed) Just found out my sister has breast cancer…

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It sounds like your sister is a very strong woman and has a great support system with you and your mom, My best to all of you and hang in there!

Post # 4
1024 posts
Bumble bee

I’m really sorry to hear about this – I’m so glad your sister is taking this in such a positive manner – I’m sure it’ll really help through this process.

You sound like you love her very much and it sounds like you two are supporting each other in whatever ways you can.

Thank you for sharing the story and getting the word out.

I hope for only good things for you guys.

Post # 5
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t feel guilty, I’m sure your wedding planning will serve as a pleasant distraction for her.

(((hugs))))) Hang in there!

Post # 6
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hugs!!!  She sounds like an amazing person. 

My Aunt is a survivor, and has actually been in remission for over a decade 🙂  I was in high school when she went through her surgeries/chemo/radiation, all that jazz.  So, about once a month, my family would get together and take her out to lunch… but we would all wear a crazy hat or outrageous wig, so she wouldn’t be the only person wearing one.  It was always a very uplifting and positive experience, and we sill laugh about some of those memories.

You and your family will be in my thoughts & prayers… just keep being supportive!  Let her be as involved as she wants to be, it might be a great distraction for her to get her mind off her own worries.

Post # 7
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am so sorry but she sounds like she is not going to let this get her down.  What a brave and amazing sister you have.  So glad you two have eachother.  I understand though about not wanting her to overdo it.  But it may be something for her to fight towards.  My grandfather was just diagnosed last month with 3 independent types of cancer at once.  He raised me like a father and is walking me down the aisle.  I thought he would see my wedding as a burden when he got sick but I found out from his doctors that he told them he has got to get well to walk his granddaughter down the aisle.  That made me cry because I had no idea that is why he wants to fight it so hard at his age.  I think if it weren’t for our wedding he would probably throw in the towel. 

Post # 8
5762 posts
Bee Keeper

Thank God she did is right. She’s probably in shock right now, as everything is happening so quickly, so let her process the information as she needs to, and be an ear and a shoulder for her when she needs it. It will also probably help her to have something to look forward to and to know she can help you through this exciting time, while she’s struggling with her own issues.

I’m so sorry, but it sounds like she has a good plan in place and more importantly has a great attitude. That, in itself, will carry her far.

Best of luck and hugs to you all!

Post # 9
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have no words… just this

(( HUGS )) to you both.


Post # 10
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

Don’t feel guilty about continuing to plan your wedding! I can tell you first hand as someone who suffers with illness that it is best to continue about life in the best manner possible! Know that she will respect her limits and only do what she’s comfortable with. You can continue to check in with her, but don’t over do it. Likely she needs some normalcy in her life, along with compassion and understanding. Prayers for your family!

Post # 11
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I teared up just reading this. What an amazing sister you have!

Post # 12
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am sorry, I pray all goes well.  My mom had breast cancer and she is now better then ever with new boobies. 🙂 I hope this helps. 

Post # 13
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Your sister sounds really brave.  I had my 1st mammogram a year ago and I got the dreaded call back that there was ‘an area of concern’.  Upon further testing it turned out the area was just dense tissue….but without question I was so scared.  My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was in her late 30’s (20 years ago) and is a survivor…I know how hard it is on loved ones…stay strong 🙂

Post # 15
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My thoughts are with your family and I am so sorry to hear about this.  My Mother-In-Law was recently diagnosed and had a masectomy.  She had a very easy recovery and did not have to do any further treatment.   Every case is different but doctors can do amazing things.  Cancer is definitely scary but try to remain optimistic!!

Post # 16
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Your sister sounds like an amazingly strong woman. Thoughts and prayers for your family.  Please don’t feel guilty about continueing to plan your wedding and asking for her opinions. As someone who has had cancer, it has was great to have anything to distract from the illness. 

My sympathies to your whole family.  I can relate  to your situation.  My grandmother just recently diagnosed with stomach cancer and my wedding is in 2weeks. She has told me several times that she is very much looking forward to having a couple of days to celebrate and not focus on her cancer.  

Prayers for your sister’s full and speedy recovery (and for a clean bill of health for you as well). 

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