Good News and Bad News

I lived through the surgery. That was the good news. The bad news is that the cancer spread to the nodes. The doctor took out 15 of them. It’s starting to look like chemo is in my future. Too tired to write more now.

Posted in Breast Cancer.


  1. Denise, I’m so sorry!

    Let us know what’s going to happen next when you feel up to it.

    You might not feel like it now, but you’re one of the strongest people I’ve met. You’re going to kick this Cancer in the arse.

  2. I’m with your friend Sofia on this one. The fight may be different from what you anticipated, but it’s still a fight & I’ve never seen you back down from one!

  3. As I wipe a tear from my face, it wasn’t the news I was hoping to hear! Fortunately, your will is strong and with that-you will–make it through this challenge!

    Your next steps is the start of this challenge that you will overcome! I am thinking of you D! Love, T

  4. Dear Denise, Good to know you lived to talk about it!!
    I’m sorry that there’s more fighting ahead, but you will beat this. You are a fighter and you have all of us behind you. Lots of love from Phil and Don.

  5. S U C K S — and
    You have the strength and support to move forward. take a breath, get the facts and MArch on!!

  6. My first real girlfriend many years ago. You were strong then and never lost faith. You will be stronger through all this I know

  7. Ok Denise agree the node contamination isn’t a high point but not unusual warmth breast cancer. Chemo after breast removal also comes with the territory they just don’t tell you before the surgery.

    My heart goes out to you as this will be one of the toughest battles that you have ever been faced with but my money is on you.

    I know you are always the blunt one but I follow close behind you in this category. You will also probably be faced with a full hysterectomy if you haven’t previously had one as in the world of medicine these 2 surgeries go hand and hand to keep the C from spreading and to keep you in remission and as a preventive measure.

    Right now rest then gently exercise as much as possible. Surround yourself w positive vibrations. No ostrich in the sand with this read read read everything you can get your hands on re current breast cancer be over informed be as proactive as you usually are. Take the bull by his horns and fight back with all your might. Take your body back to a health place. So many love borrow some energy but keep on trucking lady.
    Much love and kisses Angela

  8. You have been on my mind almost exclusively! I was pleased to hear that you were safely out of surgery, but sorry to hear about the progression of that vile disease. My money is on you! Keep on keeping on, you have a huge fanbase to help you through to the next phase.
    We love you and we will hate the cancer right along with you!

  9. A hysterectomy too? Great. Pretty soon, you’ll put a marble in me and we’ll all hear it rattling around. 🙁

  10. Wow! That is Horrible news! I am So Very Sorry you are going through this. It is such a hard thing and what a terrible time of year to face this 🙁 My thoughts and prayers will be with you for a full and speedy healing!

  11. You haven’t done anything to “ruin” the holiday…! Instead, we are reminded about the importance of those we love, and the things that really count in our lives. So there.

  12. Nissa,

    I wanted to punch something when I heard about the nodes. I still feel like punching something every time I think about the blow the universe or fate or whatever has dealt you. But you know what? I think it (universe/fate/whatever) is fucking with the wrong person. You’re not going to let this defeat you. And, by the looks of all of your friends words, I’m not the only one who knows your will is made of iron.

    Send me a line when you feel up to it.

    I just got blocked from Google and Facebook. A fuckwit who called himself Ray Ingwold reported me for abuse. Abuse?!? All I did was express my opinions and asked Juanita to send my almost nonexistent royalty payment to PETA… and therein squats the toad.

    Apparently, this Ingwold arsewipe is against PETA. Okay, so they’re kind of out there on some fronts, kind of controversial in their methods. Big deal. So what? At least they’re exposing abuse to animals, making it public.

    So, to get to my point here; Ingwold has an axe to grind with PETA. When he saw my roalty payments go there, he published a post on G+ telling people to NOT buy my book. And he got almost 100 people in his circles to agree with him. WTF? I haven’t even managed to get 50 people to buy the book in the six months or so since its release, and he gets 100 people to say they won’t buy it in a matter of hours.

    Telling people to not buy the book wasn’t enough for him, oh no. He had to go and get me locked out of Google and banned from Facebook, too. What fun.

    So that’s my news. I seem to have a knack for attracting complete nutters and douchebags. And I excel at pissing people off without even trying to.

    Okay, enough rambling from me.

    Hugs and Love being sent your way,

  13. Geez Fia,

    Getting kicked off of FB is almost as bad as getting cancer! How did that bastid get away with it? I say fight fight fight it! I’ll be a witness to your valid use of the the internet. And I’ll get me rabid animal rights advocate friend from Brooklyn to tell 100 other people to buy your book.

  14. Nissa,

    “Getting kicked off of FB is almost as bad as getting cancer!” – See there, you haven’t lost your sense of humor!

    I’ve made myself your official “Distracter from THE C SITUATION” and basically my duties include updating you on the extremely inane goings on of my life. And if I can ever master the art of telling a good joke without botching it, I’ll give that a shot, too.

    I haven’t managed to get blocked or banned from anything today… but the night is young. The hours ahead are full of possibilities. I’m sure I’ll find a way to make an arse out of myself. It’s my very special specialty.

    I’ll keep you posted 😉

    Love and Hugs,

  15. I was just going through my email when I came across this news. Denise…. I am so sorry. I had no idea that this was going on and Maryann and I wish you the best.

    Maryann’s mother has had a double mastectomy and chemo as well; she is doing just fine these days. Cancer is slowly becoming one of those things that more people get though and you are such a strong woman that I have no doubt you will be alright.

    What is this nonsense about being kicked off Facebook?

  16. Thanks Misty. Good to see you here. I didn’t get kicked off FB. My friend Fia did. She’s a BAD girl. No, just kidding. Somebody set her up. She was framed, I tell ya. Kiss to Maryanne and hug to her mom.

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