Listen as Glynis shares her reaction to the breast cancer diagnosis.
Well, the way that that happened, the way that the doctor informed me that I had breast cancer was inappropriate, to say that at least. I was called at work and I was read all the medical terminology and so, here I am, in my office and the doctor finally gets back to me and, she reads me all this medical terminology and I said, “In layman’s terms, tell me what you’re trying to say.”
And she said, “It means you have breast cancer,” and, it was shocking. I mean, it was at that point that my mouth blew open like, “Oh my god.” You know, the first thoughts that ran through my mind was, “Why didn’t she call me into the office to tell me this? Why would she call me at work to tell me this over the phone and then, you know, be that blunt to say it the way that she did?”
And so I hung up the phone. First thing I did was I called my husband who worked in the building next to me and I told him what the doctor had told me and obviously, out of love and concern he said, “Let’s go home. Let’s, you know, be together. Let’s talk about this,” And I said, “No, no, no, I’m fine. I’m fine. There’s nothing we can do at this moment,” and I hung up the phone with husband and called my sister and cried like a baby, you know, because that’s when the reality really, really set in as to what she told me. But after that, we sprang in action.
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