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Kathy S.
Kathy's e-mail:
  krsgrs468@cmbiz.net
My Sister Dying of Breast Cancer

My sister discovered a lump in her right breast June 2004. They removed the breast immediately and thatís when we got the really bad news. It had already spread to the lymph nodes. She had been following all the current instructions on Breast health. She did regular self-exams and annual mammograms. In just 11 short months this lump went undetected even with all the exams until it was to late. She started chemotherapy immediately and all the side affects that go with it. All she wanted to do was return to work and live life as usual. But her doctor said he was too concerned about infection so she never returned to work. Well any way itís been a short 8 months and nothing has stopped the cancer. Itís now in her liver and still going strong regardless what treatment they try. Her doctor hasnít given up. There is still a new treatment he is going to try but it is experimental and of course the insurance wonít be paying for any of it. So right now we are in the wait and see mode. But we have been there for 8 months. I never give up hope and keep praying for all Iím worth. My sister lives 1500 miles away and I feel totally helpless. I try to give her all the support I can via telephone and email but that just isnít enough. She has a very supportive family, two grown daughter and a wonderful husband. Iím going to visit her the first week of March, her birthday is March 7th and my husband and I will be there we just hope she will. I may not be able to leave once I get there so my husband and my job will just have to understand that I must have what time she has left. We can plan final arrangements and see to it she has everything she needs and 24-hour care and not with a stranger but with a loved one. Thanks for listeningÖ. A Sisters Love

Kathy's e-mail:  krsgrs468@cmbiz.net

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