Monday, August 27, 2007

You have got to be fargking kidding me! (When it rains it pours)

Well, my mother went in for a mammogram last week, then from there had a biopsy, and today we found out that she had breast cancer. Yeah, that fucking sucks. So, unless you've just popped on the Grunt Ahoy scene, that is two people with cancer in my immediate family at the moment: Me (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) and my mom (Boobie Cancer). My mother had Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma twenty years ago and nearly died. She doesn't need this again.

The good news is that hers was caught early and it can be cut out, with possible radiation therapy after. This is a relief.

I am now seeing the positive in this. My mom's life will be saved by good doctors. Wouldn't it be terrible if she didn't go in for a mammogram?

So, the moral of the story is that all you girls should get checked out, now. Sure, if you go in for a scary mammogram you might find out undesirable news, but you just may save your life. I will even volunteer my god-like hands to pre-screen you before you see the doctor. The princess and the pea has nothing on me.

Update: The type of breast cancer my mom has is DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ). and is non-invasive (thank God).

21 comments:

Karyn said...

About your mother - what the holy hell is wrong with this universe? I'm thinking of you and your family and sending good vibes and stuff from the coast. Be on the lookout for 'em.

As to your prescreening offer, that's great because my health insurance sucks.

Do I need a referral?

The Grunt said...

Karyn~ No referal necessary.

Karyn said...

You make a compelling case. Where's my hmo card?

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Photogirl said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom. It sucks when someone close to you gets sick. But the good news is that it sounds like there will be an uber-positive outcome!!! yay!

I think its time for another virtual hug.

*HUG*

Scary Monster said...

Hey there Cap'n. Me couldn't get it right the first time and me hope me be closer to the mark here.

Me be perturbed at the thought of bad things happening to what me has come to think of as good people. Me hopes that yer mom will be fine and that you will be too.

Now for the levity:

Iffin there's gonna be any "scary mammograms" Me be the one perfectly qualified to administer the examinations. Uh, Me promises not to handle yer mom's case.

I sure do hope that you and all of yer family ride this particular wave of ill tidings and malfortune with the strength of pioneers and with the spirit of purpose and the spark of life.

Stay Stompy.

Logophile said...

i have my first mammogram scheduled for next week and I appreciate the offers for pre-screening but that may be bad for the general health of the parties involved, if ya know what I mean.
Hugs, Grunty, this too shall pass, right?
I mean, it HAS to stop eventually, right?

goldennib said...

Jeez Louise, Mister. So sorry about your Mom, but glad it was caught so early. And you are such a selfless trooper to help us ladies out.

Outdoorsy Girl said...

UNBELIEVABLE! This sucks big time.

I am happy to hear that it is the non-invasive type. My aunt went through this type and radiation about a year ago and is cancer-free and feeling good today.

And thanks for offering those god-like hands for a pre-screen. Do you accept most insurance or is this one of those free health care thingys?

blog Portland said...

Seriously man, enough is enough. I swear I'm going to personally reprimand the next person you know that gets cancer.

Christielli said...

Okay, I honestly think that whoever is in charge of handing out ailments in this world needs to be a little bit more careful. It sucks when it all starts to pour on one family. Ridiculousness.

I'm glad that your mom's cancer has been caught early though. Just focus on this, I suppose...

On an unrelated note, do you watch the show the Office? If not, you should; it's really funny.

Serena Joy said...

Sometimes it's just darned spooky the way these things happen. Bad things should never happen to good people. Thank God, your mother had the mammogram and caught it early. Here's hoping you and she both make speedy and complete recoveries.

Jules said...

At least one of my prayers was answered... I'm so thankful that she's going to be okay after the radiation. I'm so sorry, though, that the whole thing adds stress to your life right now.

...And I'm thankful that you are offering free pre-screening. When can I book my appointment?

The Grunt said...

Karyn~ I'll be wearing my special pre-warming mittens then.

Celeste~ I like getting hugs from you.

Scary~ Deal, so long as I get to keep all the big jobs.

Logo~ I am proud of you that you are going in for a mammogram. I hope all goes well.

Nessa~ I am the most superous trooper of them all.

O-Girl~ It's kind of like national health care. Don't worry, you are covered.

Sir McFatty~ Would you, please? I don't know if I can take another one of these.

Christielli~ I need to rent the series on DVD and watch it during treatments.

Serena~ You ain't kidding me there.

Jules~ My hands have always the time for my Pinky. That sounds funny when I say it that way.

Pokey said...

I am so sorry to here this Grunty. If you need anything let me know, I know you don't know me personally but hey I am here for you! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I bet your Mom is a fighter and this will not be the end of her!

Crystal said...

i am so sorry matt! that sucks!

i am glad she is going to be ok!

Corn Dog said...

Damn! BUt on the good side it's DCIS. NO CHEMO! YAH! I'm sending a big ole hug to your Mom...okay, not too big because she is probably still sore. I'm so happy the mammo caught that bugger.

Photogirl said...

Oh, I know ;)

Tys on Ice said...

hey, I hope ur mother is much better now..take care...

Sun Follower said...

Jesus-tap-dancing-christ! Sometihng tells me entire the family needs to relocate - there's something in the water there!

Glad she's closer to better than worse.

Man alive!

Chandra said...

Geez leave for a week and all hell breaks loose. Words can not express how I wish good news for you and yours. You joke about pre screening.. but that's how I found my lump.. getting hot and heavy with the man. The actual test isn't sunshine, similar to grabbing your balls and squishing them with pliers...

It sounds frivilious but.. take care!