Tuesday, December 29, 2009

12/23/09

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!Today is a very, very good day… the last few days have been trying for my family. 

 

So let’s start with 12-17-09.  On last Thursday I had another mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy, this time they took 20 tissue samples… leaving me very sore and tired. On 12-18-09 I waited for the results of my test the day before.  No news….

 

12-21-09 The Women’s care office called to let me know that I have n appointment to see the surgery to at 3:00pm!  Wow… now my heart is pumping…”What will he say ?” I thought to myself….The even crazier thing is that the closer it came to 3pm the more my head hurt the more the drainage I had… long story short surgery is scheduled for 1/15/10.

 

I have mixed feelings about the surgery. I definitely want this carcinoma out and the drainage to stop but I am uneasy about going under the knife.  Crazy huh, I know but it just keeps sticking in my mind.

 

12-24-09 I am in pain still draining but trying to stay upbeat and happy for my family that has traveled from three different states to spend time with me for the holiday.  I am sitting on the sofa watching my mother …just looking for something to do… hahahahaha it’s funny everything is already done……Today is Christmas eve and I am again thankful for all that I have been blessed with.   

 

12-28-09 Today I am at work trying to keep busy (in my mind) so that I don’t think about the surgery and the mass…my mind is wandering and it is difficult to concentrate… 20 days and counting…….

 

 

Cynthia Renee

 

Monday, December 21, 2009

Yes I AM ANGRY!


http://healinggreenscancer.blogspot.com/2009/02/malignant-vs-benign-neoplasm_3617.html

So Cynthia went to the doctor today.  I was so worried because he called and said he HAD to see her immediately.  I didn't go this time although I really wanted to go with her.  Her fiance and her mom went with her, so she was in good hands.

From the moment she told me, I was really worried.  I couldn't concentrate or stay focused on my work.  I was taking it worse than I had expected to take it.  I called Christina and told her, then I went to visit Elliot to help ease my mind.  I then text Cynthia, but no response.  Next I text Mike and he said everything is and will be ok even though he didn't know what was going on at the time.

Here's a little history.  Cynthia had 2 biopsies.  The first biopsy took 10 samples.  The second biopsy took 20 samples.  That's 30 samples and in my little mind TOO many.  I just don't like my friend being cut and invaded like that.  Everybody knows cancer can spread with every invasion.  I want to cry right now.  I really hate this.

Cynthia finally text me that she is having a lumpectomy January 15, 2010 at 7:30 am.  I had to ask her what else the doctor told her.  He doesn't "think" it's malignant but her mammograms are suspect.  I "think" this science is suspect.  Shoot.  He also has NO EXPLANATION for the bloody discharge.  Again, my opinion about this science being suspect.  He confessed that all of the tests may have aggravated it.  Ya think?  You can tell by my tone that I am the aggravated one. 

Honestly, I am angry that this has happened to her and the so-called doctors she's been seeing for the past year have been baffled at best.  I accept that this last doctor is the best so far, but I am still unimpressed by all of them and the system they work in.
So, I googled malignant vs. benign and came up with the following link:  http://healinggreenscancer.blogspot.com/2009/02/malignant-vs-benign-neoplasm_3617.html
www.breastcancerfund.org/site/c.kwKXLdPaE/b.44850/k.189A/Prevention_What_We_Do.htm

Another site to check out.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Give the Gift of Health this Season

Our coworker sent us this helpful information to day about Thermography.

Thermography is a much less evasive process and more accurate. Plus
it's on sale!

The Dr. in Charleston is more into holistic healing. His name is Allan
somebody. I need to do more research when I get home.

http://web.mac.com/coem/iWeb/Breast_Thermography/GiftofHealth_files/TSbg
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Give the Gift of Health this Holiday Season

Schedule a Breast Thermography
for yourself, a family member or friend today.

January 4th through the 8th, we are reducing our regular fee of $275 to
$160 (includes interpretation and report).

Call the office or you can also request an appointment online at
http://www.earlycancerdetection.com/appointment.asp

*No coupon needed that week. No other coupons apply with this offer.
(Please note the office is closed from December 24th through January
3rd)

His contact information is:
843-572-1600
http://www.earlycancerdetection.com
7510 Northforest Drive, N. Charleston, SC 29420

Thursday, December 17, 2009

12/17/09

Good morning!!!!  I have so much to say this morning…. God has been moving in such an incredible way over the last few days..my heart is filled with love and joy…My mother came in town yesterday and we laughed and talked and laughed some more… she is concerned… I can tell.. the look on her face just says so…

 

First of all, the insurance issue that had me down has been addressed!!! I am now insured !!!! WOW!! Again WOW!!! Thank God!!! Hahahahah  it’s funny because he not only made a way for me to be insured.. he placed on the hearts of some very important people (That I had no idea were watching) to pay for the first month!!!!! INCREDIBLE!!!!!

 

Today ….. today is my procedure day… The day that all of my tests are rerun and biopsy done for the second time… depending on what the results are from today I’m told that I may be in the hospital for Christmas..

 

I must be honest.. scared isn’t the right word… maybe anxious.. ready to be done with it… ready to know what stage I’m in.. if a mastectomy is needed ready to just know….

 

Well today is another important day of many on this journey….. be blessed J

 

Cynthia Renee

 

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Spam and Breast Cancer Support


Yes, I did it! I sent everybody in all of my address books the following email:
_“November 10, my dear friend discovered she has breast cancer.
Please offer her your support and prayers by leaving a comment on her blog. http://cynthias-story.blogspot.com/. Send your friends and family there as well.

About Cynthia:
Cynthia has worked for a health insurance company for over 12 years. She has been unable to get affordable health insurance for the past 3 years because of 2 pre-existing conditions. For the past 3 years, she has been paying CA$H for all of her doctor’s appointments. Now that she has a life threatening disease, she really needs health care coverage, she still cannot afford it because she makes too much money to qualify for Medicaid/Medicare and too little to actually pay for breast cancer treatment.

Cynthia’s Story is Cynthia’s account of how she goes about her days in addition to obtaining treatment, coverage, help, etc. whatever is needed to help save her life. Cynthia is a single mother of 3 beautiful children who really need her alive.

Please offer your support and encouragement by visiting her blog.
Thanks,
Keala”_

I had to do it. See, Cynthia will be posting to her blog and she’s very new to this type of media. She will need support and I am lobbying for all to give her some type of encouragement, ideas, news, and eventually a way to pay these darn Dr. bills she is about to acquire.

So, I put Spam and Breast Cancer Support together. Yes, I am shameless, but I love my friend and I will do whatever to help her.

I also added a page counter to her page today set at 5. Let’s make that counter increase to the triple digits in the next few days. I’m thinking of starting a YouTube Channel for Cynthia. What do you think? Would that be helpful? Any other ideas to help? I’m open to all ideas and suggestions.
Namaste

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Friday, December 11, 2009

12/10/09

Good morning!! Today I am very very tired… I feel as though the life is draining from my body.  My guess is that I am going through a phase.  I need to really pace myself and reprioritize my days… For me mornings are much better than evenings however, I have this uneasy feeling toward the end of the day. Almost as if I must sit still and not move another step!!  Maybe it’s just me and I am still pushing myself much harder that I need to. I think that I must put on  a happy face for my children as I go through this journey.

 

The good news is that I have my procedures redone on Thursday of next week.  By Friday next week I should know what stage of cancer that I am in as well as possible treatment. Not knowing exactly what’s going on has taken its toll on my mind. (smile) 

 

The even better news is that I have an oncology physician and they say that she is the best.  My prayer and hope is that whatever they tell me next Friday will allow me the opportunity to spend Christmas with my children… not in the hospital.. I know …I know think positive… I am as positive as anyone going through this mess can be.  Everyday I get up and say a prayer.. (one of many throughout the day) and I give thanks for all of my blessings… I pray for those that have a more difficult life than me and for those who don’t… heck.. I just pray for everyone! Hahahahahaha Anyway back to the diagnosis… If they say that I can possible wait a couple of weeks I would love to be home for Christmas… If they say that this thing is invasive and we can’t wait….. then I’ll be in some hospital having surgery.. No matter what I am thankful and hopeful…

 

P.S.  Keala’s back!!!! Yeah

 

This journey continues…..

 

 

Cynthia Renee

 

Cynthia's Story

One of my dearest and closest friends was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She works for an insurance company but cannot acquire affordable health insurance because of 2 pre-existing conditions. Support her by following her blog, reading it, and sending your friends and family there. The link is http://cynthias-story.blogspot.com.

Cynthia’s Story is the real life account of a woman who has worked for a health insurance company for over 12 years. She has been unable to get affordable health insurance for the past 3 years because of 2 pre-existing conditions. In October/November 2009, Cynthia discovered she had breast cancer. For the past 3 years, she has been paying CA$H for all of her doctor’s appointments. Now that she really needs health care coverage, she still cannot afford it because she makes too much money to qualify and too little to actually pay for breast cancer treatment. Cynthia’s Story is Cynthia’s account of how she goes about obtaining treatment, coverage, help, etc. whatever is needed to help save her life. Cynthia is a single mother of 3 beautiful children who really need her alive.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

12/10/09

Today is much better than yesterday!!!  The pain seems to be getting worse… I hope that it is not in my head… hahahah  of course not!!!

 

I truly feel much better… I miss Ms. Keala though hopefully she has a safe trip back…. Not much to say today other than it’s a good day…

 

Cynthia

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Test post

I am doing 43 things.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Today Life's Outlook

Today-

            Well it is Monday morning as I sit here wondering how in the world did I get here.  (Here is Columbia South Carolina)  I wanted a way to express my feelings as well as document this journey that I am about to embark upon. 

 

The journey is my bout with breast cancer.  Maybe I can be a blessing to someone and/or help encourage someone to please ,please  get tested yearly as well as conduct self exams, both men and women.  I was completely thrown off guard when they told me and today three weeks later it still feels like I am in a dream.  This couldn’t possibly be happening to me.  I was wrong…..the worst part about my story is that we still don’t know what stage I am in or what form of treatment we will take.

 

You probably thinking why is it taking so long for this to be diagnosed?  What’s really going on here?  Let me answer those questions… I am among the growing number of working uninsured people in the United States.  At the beginning I asked my self how I got here… Until 72 months ago I was a fulltime employee for a major insurance company.  After three years of working off of an average of 5-6 hours a sleep a night and the pressure and stress of my job I was offered an opportunity to move to South Carolina (unassisted) and try to build a better life for my family.  (Myself &  three children) Long story short I was told that having no insurance would be temporary.  I am sure that I would have never left  Colorado to relocate to South Carolina without health insurance.. Now everything I do is cash pay.. hence my current problem.. I must pay in cash upfront for my cancer care and locating providers that will work with my dilemma is difficult.

 

I have been applying for assistance from every local agency that I can find but the fact that I have a job and make more than $22,000.00 annually, I do not meet federal, local poverty guidelines. The cost of insurance for me would be $800-1500 monthly, an incredible amount…. I can’t afford either one…. What are my choices????

 

I must wait….

 

At this point I am waiting for a direction.. an answer from God….something….

 

 

Cynthia R. Burt

Thursday, December 3, 2009

About Cynthia

Cynthia is a sassy, classy, brassy woman.  Cynthia has become one of my dearest friends.  I love her as if she were my sister.


Cynthia's Story is the real life account of a woman who has worked for a health insurance company for over 12 years. She has been unable to get affordable health insurance for the past 3 years because of 2 pre-existing conditions. In October/November 2009, Cynthia discovered she had breast cancer. For the past 3 years, she has been paying CA$H for all of her doctor's appointments. Now that she really needs health care coverage, she still cannot afford it because she makes too much money to qualify and too little to actually pay for breast cancer treatment. Cynthia's Story is Cynthia's account of how she goes about obtaining treatment, coverage, help, etc. whatever is needed to help save her life. Cynthia is a single mother of 3 beautiful children who really need her alive.
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