Thursday, February 12, 2009

WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF...

My mom is 85. She is feisty, ornery, opinionated and smart but getting older by the minute. AND NOW SHE HAS BREAST CANCER!!!! WTF!!!

She had a biopsy on Monday and as she called for 3 days, yes, 3 days, for the results, she got the run-around from her boob (no pun intended!) of an internist. Today he told her, "Mrs C., I don't have the results in front of me but I can "verbally" tell you that they found cancer cells in your breast biopsy." Apparently he told her it's the "most common type". Huh?

I am:
-pissed off
-livid
-impatient
-anxious to be focusing on someone's illness rather than my own...

Tomorrow, I'm accompanying her to an oncologist that the "boob" recommended...then, we're going to see the rock star, Dr H.
This is not my idea of a mother-daughter bonding experience...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

WTF - indeed. ok the sh#t slinging must simply stop now. That dr. should be shot, I am sorry there is no excuse for that.

mb
caits
georgia

deborah d. lattimore said...

WTF indeed. this is so wrong. at 85, no less. no! my mom was diagnosed at age 80 with lung cancer at the same time i was diagnosed with breast cancer. she lives in texas; i live in nevada. i want to bond with her over this, but i can't even visit her until i'm finished with chemo, and then for only a short time because then i have to start radiation. it's been hard to be so far away and not be able to help her. cancer is SO CRUEL.

Karla said...

That completely sucks. However, if this helps at all? My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer at about the same age and the good news is that it does not progress near as fast as we get older. They watched it but it never changed stages. The sole benefit of aging! I send you and your mom my best.

Karla said...

Btw that doctor is an ass.

C.G said...

Wow!

Amazingly shitty luck. But at least you will have eachother to lean on during this super hard time.