October 7, 2009

breast cancer awareness month

Since it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to mention the brave, strong, women in my life that have recently battled this unfair disease.

My Aunt Sharon first battled cancer 3 years ago. She had to have a mastectomy and reconstruction surgery, and has been in remission ever since. My Mom just recently found out that she needed to have a lumpectomy because a small section of cancerous cells were detected during her annual mammogram. She had her surgery a couple of months ago, followed by 10 localized radiation treatments over a 5 day period. She was very lucky to have the type of cancer that can be treated by the localized radiation treatment versus regular radiation or chemo.

To celebrate the completion of her radiation treatment, my sister and I got her a bunch of flowers and I delivered them to her. Flowers are her favorite!

My Sister-in-law, Traci, also recently discovered she had a suspicious lump in her breast. The biopsy showed that it was LCIS (a pre-cancerous tumor), so she is scheduled to have a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction in two weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with her while she is enduring this unfair reality.

I'm so thankful that my Mom, Aunt, and Traci didn't have experience chemo therapy, and all caught it in the very early stages. Breast Cancer is such a scary thing, and it seems that it is becoming so common these days. I hope that one day (SOON) we have a cure for this terrible disease.

Love you Mom, Sharon, and Traci!

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  1. What a wonderful post. My mother and Billy's mother have both had breast cancer. My mothers required a double mastectomy and chemo.

    I hope your sister in law has a low key surgery. Double mastectomy's are a hard surgery. I will be praying for her.

  2. How sweet of you to give your mom flowers, so thoughtful. It seems my mom had the same type of breast cancer as your mom. Maybe I should so something thoughtful for her as well. Thanks for the idea. =)

  3. My sweet dear friend, I love Jeremiah 29:11. God is good and he does have a plan for us. I know I have said, "really" a few times in my life... :0) But, he does see the untold story that we are just living out. There is no loss he has not felt. He says he is closest to the broken hearted. We were certainly not promised a life without suffering or trials that seem unsurmountable, but we were given the promise that he will never leave us nor forsake us. He is good and He is love.
    I am so happy to have met you and that we are neighbors. We shall grow and be great friends. God has given us that gift.
    May God bless you and your family and know that my prayers are with you all.

  4. This is so beautiful that you did this for these women and all women who have suffered from this disease.


  5. I'm so glad they had early detection. I hope this month more women (and men) can become more aware!

  6. Thanks Sweetie. Having you for a daughter warms my heart.
    I love you too.


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