I have never before in my life seen such networking, as I have experienced firsthand in the past three weeks. Due to prayer and the perserverance of my radiologist, I had testing, a diognosis, and had met with both the breast cancer surgeon and oncologist, all in the very first week! I have never seen such a call and such dedication to one's work...the call to save lives. Within the circle of women I know, it was no different. People putting me on prayer lists and putting the names and phone numbers of other survivors in my hands. Offers of food and transportation have flooded in. If ever there was a doubt that I was loved and cared for... I have never felt so loved! My good friend of over 20 years was right beside me as we were given the news. She even did as I asked and called my daughter to give her the news (albeit a glass of wine in her hand was required first). I now have what is called a buddy. My buddy was handpicked by my surgeon to help navigate me through this journey. Although she is about to start radiation herself, she has already offered to drive me home from my chemo treatments. So even in the midst of turmoil and strife, one is still lending help and support. To all of these women, I say thank you!