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How?

How is it possible that only a week ago, my life was normal?

How is it possible that 6 days ago, my 19-year-old daughter, my baby, had a mass bigger than a softball removed from her right ovary?

How is it possible that just one day ago, we were told that my baby has ovarian cancer?

How is it possible for a 19-year-old, otherwise healthy young woman, to have ovarian cancer?

How do I tell people?

How do I stay positive and optimistic on the outside, while inside, I’m terrified and thinking the worst?

How can I think of doing daily activities, like cooking, cleaning, and laundry when none of it seems to matter anymore?

How is it that I have no desire to run right now when it’s all I wanted to do one week ago?

How can I possibly go to work every day and function normally?

HOW can this happen??

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17 thoughts on “How?

  1. So sorry to hear of this — that’s terrible and I cant even imagine what you (and your daughter) are going through. No comment or words can relieve the shifting ground beneath you. All one can say is make the most of what you can, continue to love and to care, and keep moving forward with even the most mundane stuff (as tough as that might seem).

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  2. Oh my gosh; I am so sorry to hear this. I hope you will be able to stay positive, take one day at a time, and hope for things to get better. All my prayers to you and your family.

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  3. I wish I could help you and your family in some way. I know you don’t feel like running but you need to. Go for a run. It will help you. If you need or want anything please ask. And never feel like you are bothering us! We want and also need to help! Love you

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  4. The tears are running down my face right now…I wish I was there to give you a hug! I know cancer all too well and never want to have anything to with it…but it isn’t a choice we make of course! I just pray that your strong daughter wins this fight and don’t you ever doubt or think otherwise! I believe that brain power is 1/2 the battle! Hugs and kisses from Florida! You guys are always welcome if you need to run away from home for awhile! All 4 of you!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! You know, after we get through all of this and Kayla is fully recovered, we may just take you up on that offer to visit! Some Florida sunshine would probably do us a world of good!! 🙂

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  5. Oh man, I am so sorry. What a freaking shock 😦 I am happy they found it and she is getting help. Don’t sweat the small life stuff. You gotta focus on what’s important. Hugs!

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