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Friday, March 25, 2011

Its been a hard week for me emotionally and physically. But its been a harder week for one of my best friends. A young vibrant 40 something woman, she was diagnosed with colon cancer last Saturday. She had surgery Sunday and has been recovering in the hospital all week. They also found a spot on her pancreas but haven't been able to get a good sample of it to diagnose it. I have spent most of the week at the hospital with her and am amazed at her courage, strength, spirit and love of life. She says that right now she is focused on recovering from this surgery ( which she is doing in spades), next she will focus on the chemo for the colon cancer and when she finds out what she is facing, she will deal with the pancreas results. One step at a time, one stress at a time. What a life lesson.
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    Hugs going your way. Stay strong.
    2525 days ago
  • ENUFF81020
    I am so sorry to hear of this--there are three people in the building I teach in all going through similar issues and it is hard to know the right thing to say and not just be sad--It is amazing how the person who is ill is the one who keeps the others going around them.

    I am glad that your friend has you and I will keep her in my prayers.
    Gentle hugs,
    2525 days ago
    Wow - this really puts my petty problems in perspective. Bless you for being a good friend to this young woman and standing beside her, giving her strength.
    2526 days ago
    You are a good friend. I am sorry to hear about what she is going through and wish both of you the best. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2526 days ago
  • RURAL3
    My heart goes out to you Nancy as we have been through so much of this lately. Just be yourself and the great friend that you are to her. That is what she needs and wants, no more, no less. Make sure to take care of yourself too. I found that it was in these times that I didn't have enough time for myself to prepare what I needed to do that I gained some weight back. It's a matter of balance. Hugs to you my friend. emoticon
    2526 days ago
    It is hard! Being there for your friend is important. When my best friend was in this fight it was important to her that we keep things we could control as normal as possible. And we did; for as long as we could. The best thing you can do for your friend is be there and also take care of yourself. Yes, life is hard. Prayers for you and your friend. emoticon
    2526 days ago
    Your friend is lucky to have you, as you are obviously not a fair-weather friend. She has a great attitude. We could all learn something from her. emoticon
    2526 days ago
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