Month: July 2013
My sister just called this morning to say her final operation to remove pre-cancerous cells from her breast was successful – she is now cancer free!
A few months ago, my younger sister received a breast cancer diagnosis and underwent an operation to remove a small lump. With her permission, I wrote an article How can I be grateful when my life sucks? for the Centre for Holistic Health’s newsletter, detailing her experience of receiving a cancer diagnosis and how she coped with the despair, anger and fear this brought on.
At the time of writing, she was going through chemo, had lost her hair, felt sick from the treatments and still had another operation to face. As of today, she is cancer free, the chemo is over and her hair is already starting to grow back!
Thanks to everyone who read the article and wished her well. She truly feels that having the article out there and knowing her experience helped others gave some meaning and personal growth to an otherwise terrifying experience.
Yep, it’s that dark. I have both lamps on here in the living room. Dark, foreboding sky and all that malarkey. If this was ‘in the bleak mid-winter’ in old Blighty I could say that’s normal. But New York in July? I ask you… And it’s raining torrentially outside. Heavy, flood-worthy torrents. A good day to catch up on TV and drink coffee 🙂