#Cancer Update

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!

About Lynn Rush

Chocolate addict, endurance athlete & romance author, not necessarily in that order. Except the chocolate part. :) Rep'd by Nicole Resciniti
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7 Responses to #Cancer Update

  1. kendallgrey says:

    Cancer verily sucks. :-(

  2. Marsha says:

    I have lost both parents to cancer. I have also lost 4 uncles and 3 aunts and 2 cousins to this horrible disease! I can’t even count the number of friends and acquaintances who have had to deal with cancer. My brother and 2 sisters and I are waiting to see which of us is next. I understand your worry over your friends. I will pray for them. Please pray for us. Thanks!

  3. Lynn, I know how much you love your family, and I’m so glad to see a positive report! Big hugs to you honey, and I will always continue to stand behind this cause. It’s worth it and you are an angel to fight along side so many. Thank you.

  4. Good news for your stepmom – hope some of your tenacity rubs off on her – and praying for your friends.

  5. Lynn, know that my thoughts and prayers are with your friends and your stepmom!! But let me tell you a story that I am hoping with give you hope for a full recovery, reguardless of what the doctors tell you about the type of cancer that they have, now please know that I am not telling you to listen to the doctors. I have a friend that was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in her lungs, liver, and limpnotes and the family was devistated. But they did not lose hope. The contacted everyone they could to start a prayer chain, and the result was that now she is in full remition and the doctors are only able to see on so small spot on her lungs that it was hard to see even with the all of there microscopes. PRAYER WORKS!!! Don’t ever give up, because God will never give up!!!God Bless you all!!!
    Happy reading and writing*
    Teresa

  6. Hi Lynn, thanks for the update. I will think of your friends and family in my prayers. I had cancer of the vulva, a little known about cancer which according to the Oncologist has a tendency to re-occur. I was very lucky and after extensive and painful surgery they got it all. I then did as much research as I could for alternative treatments and have been taking apricot seeds and a regimen of vitamins and have managed to stay cancer free for nearly a year.
    I will keep you all in my thoughts

  7. Lisa Kessler says:

    I’m glad your stepmom’s news was positive!!!

    Cancer is a really nasty waiting game….

    *HUGS*

    Lisa

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