Archive for September, 2009
After a long, hot summer in Washington state, fall is finally here. It has been raining for two days straight. Just last week it was still in the 90′s which is unheard of in this neck of the woods.
We are almost done with our home remodeling project. We just have carpet and touch ups to the paint to go. It is so great to have a huge kitchen. I almost don’t know what to do with myself when I don’t have to climb over some one every time I move. The floor to ceiling windows on the back of the house are gorgeous. They bring in the beautiful trees and flowers outside.
My dear friend is having one of her kidneys removed today due to kidney cancer. I am worried about her. Please pray for her safety, health and a quick recovery.
We wish every one a pleasant Fall!
Add comment September 30th, 2009
My husband and I did the 1 mile walk in Portland, OR today sponsored by Susan G. Komon, Race for the Cure. It was my husbands idea. He thought it would be a good way to symbolize the end of my treatment battle. There were 43,000 runners, walkers, and volunteers there yesterday. It was a lot of fun. Survivors got special shirts. It was amazing to see the Sea of Pink shirts among the 1,000′s of people there. There are many survivors of breast cancer out there. There were also many who raced in memory of loved ones they have lost to breast cancer.
I am proud to be a survivor!
Add comment September 20th, 2009
I have a dear friend that I work out with at the gym. They found a mass in her kidney and they think it is cancer. She is no stranger to cancer. She was diagnoised with her first cancer (breast) when she was 50. A few years later they found cancer in her other breast as well. Then she was diagnosed with lung cancer. The truth be known, she was a smoker, so it is not surprising. A few years later she developed cancer in the other lung. Now she has kidney cancer. They have all been “primary” cancers. That means that they originated in the area where they were found. It is Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer and Kidney Cancer. Not breast cancer that has spread to her lungs and kidneys.
She was my own private support group when I was going through breast cancer treatment. We have become close friend.
She is going to have surgery in a few weeks to have her kidney removed. Thank heaven she has both kidneys, so she should be okay. Please pray that it is contained to the kidney and that they get it all with surgery. There is no further treatment planed.
Add comment September 9th, 2009