Most of you know that I donate a portion of all proceeds to the American Cancer Society because of how cancer has touched the lives of so many people close to me. Well, I try and give a little update each month on that whole deal.
And this time, we have good and not so good news.
My dear friend who was diagnosed with stage 4 uterine cancer last year went through all the chemo and radiation. They thought they’d gotten it all, but another blip showed up. She just had surgery last week to remove the cancer in her abdomen. And now we wait to find out what the next step is. More chemo? Radiation?
I’m sad to say, yet another close friend has been thrust onto the cancer path. My heart broke last month when I heard the news. I met her through my writing a couple of years ago, and we clicked right away. Such a great person with a huge heart. I haven’t met her in person, but I’ve talked with her on the phone and we chat online a lot. She’s had surgery to hopefully remove that little bugger, so we’re in a holding pattern for her, too.
I’ve learned how to wait being in this publishing world, and I’m now learning it’s the same in the cancer world, as well.
On the good side of things, my stepmom’s tests for her lymphoma came back GOOD. All her numbers look good. They’re going to to two weeks of spot radiation, which might start next week, but then that’s it. She still can’t use her legs that well yet, but she’s working on it.
Heck, she’s climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, she’ll conquer this summit, too!
So, that you, my dear friends, for your thoughts and prayers. Here’s hoping there is more good news next month as my dear friends & family fight on and face their treatment!
And if you’re struggling with something or your family/friends are. Feel free to leave their names in the comments. I’ll add them to my list of those to pray for!