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Conclusion

 
Conclusion

Chapter: 7 - Conclusion

Subchapter: 1 - Conclusion

The first step down this new road is learning about your diagnosis and treatment options, which you have done by watching Beyond the Shock®. Embarking on this journey requires you to not only be informed, but also to realize that you don’t have to face this alone.

Family, friends, and other breast cancer patients are your shield and safety net, carefully knit together to strengthen you. Alongside them, your triumphs over new hills will be celebrated; your struggles through new valleys endured. They can help you see past the shadows, reminding you that each step–each moment–is precious. Leaning on them for emotional and physical needs isn’t a sign of weakness, but rather a kind of healing for you and for them.

Beyond the Shock® is more than just videos; it is an online community of women around the world who are wrestling with similar emotions, questions, decisions, experiences, and fears.
You can ask questions and give answers. You can watch stories of hope and share your own.

Beyond the shock of breast cancer, there is still life.

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    A big shout out to all the sisters and their loved ones along the east coast. Louisiana is praying for you. Hope you see a few of our crews up there lending a hand in pulling you back to some kind of normal. :-D Jo

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2012
    almost 6 years 5 answers
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      PS! Praying your treatments aren't interrupted and that you all get TLC. Jo

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    • Kathy Basham Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      Jo, you are an inspiration and a help! To all those who have lost so much, love and prayers for restoration coming your way.

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  • anonymous Profile

    My 34 yr old wife diagnosed w/breast cancer on 12/19/12 had CT scan 1/21/13 learned it had metastasized to her kidney, bilat mastectomy 1/25/13 feel so lost, doesn't seem to be much info on it spreading to kidney. Has this happened to any one else?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    over 5 years 4 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Joel,
      I know we are all so sorry to hear about your dear wife. You are still in a bit of a discovery phase even though she is heading into surgery in a couple of days. I would not despair as much can be done in regards to treatment of breast cancer in all stages. This is going to be a big...

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      Joel,
      I know we are all so sorry to hear about your dear wife. You are still in a bit of a discovery phase even though she is heading into surgery in a couple of days. I would not despair as much can be done in regards to treatment of breast cancer in all stages. This is going to be a big upcoming surgery and she will need you, probably more than she has ever needed you. I usually tell women heading into this battle, they need to put on their warrior panties.... you, I will tell you need to put on your warrior boxers! Be positive, and supportive, do not go to "the dark place." It is easy to slip into thinking the very worst...try not to do that, it won't help either of you. Be her protector...don't let people around her start telling her horrible stories about "Aunt Millie." New treatments are different and numerous compared to Aunt Millie's day. Your wife is terrified as are you. Actually, as time goes by and you hear her treatment plan both your mind and hers will actually feels some relief because you know how her care team will be proceeding. God's blessing, please keep in touch. We are a supportive group here and will share our experiences with our various journey's. Take care, Sharon

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Joel, I couldn't of said it better then Sharon. I know that my husband standing by my side while I go through this journey has been so beneficial to my recovery. Hang in there and when times get hard lean on God. I'll be praying for u both.

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  • Traciann brundage Profile

    You guys would be so proud of me . I told a family member it was mine and my husbands choice on treatment and they could know when I wanted to tell them . I don't really stand up for my self very often so this great . Had to share a success.

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    about 6 years 4 answers
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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Traciann,
      Sometimes breast cancer brings with it some blessings. For you, it has brought out that inner courage that was probably already there. You are already showing you are up for the fight. You are a strong woman, and will win this battle. Good for you, Traciann. You will be ok. ...

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      Traciann,
      Sometimes breast cancer brings with it some blessings. For you, it has brought out that inner courage that was probably already there. You are already showing you are up for the fight. You are a strong woman, and will win this battle. Good for you, Traciann. You will be ok. Wishing you more strength and courage! Atta Girl! Blessings, Sharon

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    • julie s Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      This is your journey! Share what you want with who you want when you want. It gets easier to share what's going on as your treatment plan is laid out. For me I'm glad I shared what is going on ( once I was ready to) because its been nice to have the support and encouragement and help from them....

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      This is your journey! Share what you want with who you want when you want. It gets easier to share what's going on as your treatment plan is laid out. For me I'm glad I shared what is going on ( once I was ready to) because its been nice to have the support and encouragement and help from them. Best of luck! ☺Julie

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  • Tom Schink Profile

    My mom just got diagnosed with breast cancer (early Stage 2) and is extremely worried that she will lose her job. First, what's the likelihood of that and second, how can I try to calm this fear?

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 7 years 2 answers
    • Diana Foster Payne Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 4 Patient

      Hi Tom, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. There are laws to protect your Mom so she won't lose her job. Tell her to go to her human resources dept. at work and file FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) papers. Her Dr. will have to fill out his part of the paperwork. This will protect her when she has...

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      Hi Tom, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. There are laws to protect your Mom so she won't lose her job. Tell her to go to her human resources dept. at work and file FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) papers. Her Dr. will have to fill out his part of the paperwork. This will protect her when she has to take off work for treatment. She should also inquire about any disability benefits her employer might offer. Best wishes to you and your Mom

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    • Ali S Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I agree with Diana. It's definitely against the law to fire someone if she has cancer.

      Keep in mind, she might be scared in general and just not voicing it because it's really hard to. I worried a lot about missing work, when really, I was scared I was going to die. There are probably ...

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      I agree with Diana. It's definitely against the law to fire someone if she has cancer.

      Keep in mind, she might be scared in general and just not voicing it because it's really hard to. I worried a lot about missing work, when really, I was scared I was going to die. There are probably deeper fears under this one about work. Not that you need to pry them outta her, but remind her she needs to take care of herself, that you're there to listen, and that you'll take her to anyone else she wants to talk to, including a support group.
      Best wishes.

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