Monday, November 05, 2007

Day 5 - Kicking Cancer's Butt

When I was 12, I met a girl with curly hair who was quiet and shy but talked a WHOLE lot when you got to know her. We forged a lifelong friendship one night at a Mandeville High School football game and I count her among my nearest and dearest friends. She was a bridesmaid in my wedding and I know I can tell her any problem that I could ever possibly have and she will listen (or read..which is most likely the case) and respond with concern and love. Her entire family is the bee's knees and I love them all dearly.

This past August, her little sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. This came as a huge shock since she is only 25 and there is no history in the family. Her sister immediately began chemotherapy and has valiantly fought the disease. Since the disease was fairly advanced, they have been hitting her with lots of fun drugs as precautionary measures. A part of those cautionary measures was to have a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

Today, she had the surgery. And today, they examined the tissues and could not find any tumors. I couldn't be more thankful that such a beautiful person is winning this difficult battle and that such a beautiful family has great news to celebrate today.

1 comment:

philly said...

Buh-bye cancer!! Wahooooooo! I love you!