Cancer? What do you mean I have Cancer???
by Soky Santos
Hi Wendy and all my retired friends. Some time ago I wrote to you talking about Feeling Wretched and got so much great responses from everyone here.
I took your advice and moved back to Florida and am happy enjoying my retirement amongst family and friends.
Well, last Friday I had undergone an operation for removal of a vulvar mass which turned out to be Adenocystic Carcinoma. On Tuesday my OB/GYN physician called me and gave me the news.
I am 67 years old and feel wonderful with no issues. Now this. What?? I can't hear. No. Not me.
I have not cried nor fallen into a depressive mood because of my great faith in God. As an Associate Pastor I know that nothing happens unless its His will. I am, however, struggling with this and want to be brave for my family.
They say its a rare form of cancer, this ACC and I though, of course! Its got to be rare, I'm a rare person, no run-of-the-mill cancer for me!
I am awaiting to see an Oncologist and take it from there. Would you just please nod my way once in a while in your thoughts and your prayers? I feel so confident that this Cancer will be beaten. This crisis has an expiration date and I will survive. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts, too. God is good all the time!!
I don't know what follows, as far as diets, treatment options, but I will face this with the strength that characterizes me. My family will not see me suffer. I will always smile. Thank you and God bless.