Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Results

After a quick trip to TX and a few lovely days off I headed back to LA for my appointment. I wont bore you with all the details BUT 3 ultrasounds, 2 mammograms, and 1 biopsy later I was off to Chicago to work for a few days. I was told it would take about three days to get the results I waited.

As my schedule is pretty hectic I informed my Dr. she would have to tell me the results over the phone. She was not happy about this but understood. Soo…Friday came along. We were flying from Chicago to LA and we were in the air for about 4 hours. When we landed and I turned on my phone I had the usual barrage of emails, a few texts and three missed phone calls from my Dr. I immediately knew it was not going to be good news.  I mean who am I kidding I pretty much had a feeling all along. BUT now was the time to actually hear it. I leaned on the table in the jet and placed the call.  As my tour family surrounded me I listen as my Dr. explained the results.  Invasive Ductal Carcinoma…that’s a lot of words with a lot of meanings! In laymen's terms…Breast Cancer. BUT pretty common breast cancer if that makes it any better. - oh on a side note...we could probably turn this blog into a drinking game! Every time I say "breast" drink ! ;) OK...back to the important stuff...

So the basics - the main reason for this blog is so I do not have to repeat myself 100 times every time I go to the Dr. Lol,I love to talk but man it is exhausting trying to keep everyone in the loop and it's only been a few days! I am so fortunate to have the love and support around me. Because of my amazing man and all of my amazing friends i feel confident i can stay in LA and fight this. I know I know...some of you would rather me come home to TX but Los Angeles is home and my life is here. One of the best things I can do for myself is to try and maintain my life as best as possible. I will promise you that i will do my best to update this after every appointment. Who knows...this may become a bit of a journal!

oh right...the basics:


  1. OHHH Sonnn! this is cloud-with-silver-lining news, honey. I mean, no one wants it but if that's what you have to have, this is the truly beatable one.
    Every night and every morning, your exercise is this: (don't laugh) imagine a white ball of light rolling through your body. Imagine it is rolling along taking every bad thing with you. Concentrate on your breathing, in with the good, out with the bad.
    There was a study I read about kids with cancer, that were taught to do this, and they had a 90% success rate, because they were kids and their minds weren't already trained to the dread word cancer. I love you, kid & i am home, just doing a quick Slipknot thingy in Aug.
    I am glad you are surrounded by good people and that you have some time to attend to your own schedule. MUCH LOVE! Kitty

  2. Hey Sonja,
    I'm am of course shocked and taken back by this news you are sharing. Knowing you, one who takes the high road, thinks positively and keeps a good outlook on life, I KNOW that this is an obstacle you'll work through and undoubtedly overcome. You have the spirit of determination and optimism, ingredients that I can only guess would be helpful to you at a time like now.
    Keep your head high and maintain a sense of humor. It goes a long way....:)