We have another jwd member with Breast Cancer. StarMoore was diagnosed with breast cancer, about a month ago or so. Maybe a few weeks ago.
She had gone in to have her left breast checked out for some symptoms resulting from a biopsy that had been done about two years ago. From my understanding, aside from the problems resutling from that, nothing came of that biopsy.
Last week they did a radical mastectomy on her left breast and she will be undergoing treatment shortly.They found that the skin tissue of her breast is also cancerous and she will be going in July 6th to have more surgery and following will intensive radiation.
Doctorst tested 15 of her lymph nodes, 7 came back positive. A few around here are aware of what is up and she had said that while she was uncomfortable saying something herself, she was ok with it being brought up by another person. Today she gave me her blessing to tell you all.
***When I started finally really exiting the JW's by my attempt to fade in the winter of 04/05, I received the most beautiful support from Outnfree. She has grown to be someone I care about very much, I honestly consider her my sister in many ways. Out was the one who started our Detroit Meetup. It was at my first Detroit Meetup that I met Star and that was this last autumn/winter 05. Star and I email back and forth quite a bit, she is such a kind hearted person, completely non judgmental and all in all a really cool woman. She too is someone I consider a sister. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers! ***
We thought that the following would be a great way to show our support to our breast cancer patients on the board (copied and pasted from an email she sent me yesterday)
|Mastectomy Hospital Bill in Congress|
If you know anyone who has had a mastectomy, you may know that there is a lot of discomfort and pain afterwards. Insurance companies are trying to make mastectomies an outpatient procedure. Let's give women the chance to recover properly in the hospital for 2 days after surgery.
Mastectomy Bill in Congress
It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important...please take the time and do it really quick!
Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill - Important legislation for all women.
Please send this to everyone in your address book. If there was ever a time when our voices and choices should be heard, this is one of those times. If you're receiving this, it's because I think you will take the 30 seconds to go to vote on this issue and send it on to others you know who will do the same.
There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the "drive-through mastectomy" where women are forced to go home just a few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.
Lifetime Television has put this bill on their web page with a petition drive to show your support. Last year over half the House signed on.
PLEASE!! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below. You need not give more than your name and zip code number.
http://www.lifetimetv.com/health/breast_mastectomy_pledge.htmlThis takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends and family, and on behalf of all women, THANKS