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Tomorrow will be a very sad day
I don't know if anyone recalls my mentioning my father's friend Eddie, and his wife Fredi. Eddie is my father's oldest and closest friend, they've known each other since they were 5 or 6. Fredi, his wife, was a more distant friend of my mom's. AFter Eddie and Fredi met and fell in love and got married, they decided to set their two friends up on a blind date. Obviously it worked out- had my mom survived, this past May would have been their fortieth anniversary.

Fredi, as I've mentioned, was diagnosed with double breast cancer. They plan was to give her chemo in a pill form, then do a lumpectomy, followed by radiation. All of that has changed. The chemo pill worked well, and the tumors in both breasts have shrunk. But they realized they can't follow the rest of that plan. Fredi is simply huge. I have no idea how much she weighs, well over 300 pounds, but there's just no way they can get her onto the radiation table. And if they could, she'd cripple herself trying to get into position, with her osteoparosis and arthritis and other physical problems. Even during the MRI, she broke several ribs.

So the plan is now a double mastectomy, which they will be doing tomorrow afternoon, about 1PM. They're going to try to keep her in the hospital as long as possible, but that's going to be a fight. They're already talking about sending her home the next day. It's unbelievable, isn't it? But still true, it happened to a very dear LJ friend of mine who had a single mastectomy.

So if everyone would send some positive thoughts and prayers this way, I would be really appreciative. Thank you.

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Prayers coming your way. I hope everything goes well tomorrow.

Sending prayers and positive thoughts, sweetie.

Thank you, Maddie. I'm sending the same your way, too. I think you could use them also.

Praying, friend. *hugs*

Thank you. *Hugs back*

Hoping for the very, very best.

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