My husband’s grandmother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer at age 85. When I initially found out, I felt as if someone punched me in the gut. It seems our initial reaction is to equate cancer with suffering and death. That has been my experience with my own grandparents in the past.
Fortunately, she did not have an aggressive form of cancer and it was fairly isolated to one area. She had a mastectomy a few weeks ago and no chemo or radiation was required. She bounced back very quickly and she seems better than ever. She was back playing with her grandsons the day she was released from the hospital.
We are thankful that everything turned out well. And we thank God for the gift that is Grandma Julia.