Monday, December 25, 2006

New to SharingOurDays -- My Year of Healing (Breast Cancer)

You'll like this blog from Mary. She writes very long entries, with lots of detail -- plenty of it emotional, plenty of it medical, and lots of personal insights.

This is an excerpts from Friday, December 22, 2006:

To B or Not to B
One of the many positive outcomes of this cancer experience has been having so many wonderful people walking beside me along the journey. Of course my friends and family have been with me every step of the way, but I have also met a lot of new friends along the way. Alice, one of Bo's landscaping customers and a breast cancer survivor herself, is one of my new friends. Ever since she heard about my diagnosis from Bo, she has been doing so many things to support both me and our family - from sending cards, books, and gifts, and baking blueberry pies (my favorite), to arranging dinners to be prepared and delivered by the ladies of the Stonehouse neighborhood for the entire month following my surgery. This week, she scheduled an appointment for me to go to Richmond to get fitted for my prosthetic breasts. (Alice had a lumpectomy and didn't a prosthesis; however, she had visited this particular store for wigs while she was undergoing chemo.)


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