The SandCastle Mother In Law (SCMIL) is a tough old country girl* that doesn't take cr@p from no one or anything - a learned skill growing up with several older brothers. She has the right mindset to fight it out and win. She's also lived a clean life and is in otherwise surprisingly good shape for a mid-octogenarian. Apparently it's "on" the breast rather than "in" the breast. Does that make it skin cancer instead of breast cancer? Curious but it really doesn't change the situation. SCMIL has a serious disease that needs and will be attended to as quickly as possible.
Still the SCQueen is pretty emotional about it and there is nothing I can do to ease her pain. Suddenly I regret skipping medical school... and specializing in surgery... of cancer ;-) (That was never my path but still...) But I'm really glad for a culture that has learned a metric-crap-ton about the disease and educated an army of surgeons to do retail warfare with the disease.
If anyone can beat this, she can! Please keep the SCQueen & SCMIL in your prayers/good thoughts.
Thanks from the entire SandCastle Crew.
* I think she would agree with the description and not take any offence at "old". (though I'd fully expect her to make a show of it and get up in my face asking "who are you callin' "old"?.. Then she'd back down with a "yer damn right laugh!")
Please pass along my best wishes to both of them. All of you will be in my thoughts & prayers.
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