Saturday, March 24, 2007


Yesterday we went down to our hometown, a small college community about 90 miles south of the big city.
My friend was celebrating her birthday and her daughter DD and fiancee had flown up
for the weekend.
This was a very special birthday, because several months ago she discovered a suspicious skin tag and after several tests, it turned out to be a very rare form of melanoma.
She had successful surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Though it was stage 3,
no cancer cells were found in the surrounding lymph nodes, so she will be watched carefully
over the next few years.
It was fun seeing everyone and knowing that all is going well.
Now we look toward summer and DD's wedding and having a happy celebration.

With the news of the return of Elizabeth Edwards cancer, it is scary to think what the future might bring.
John and Elisabeth Edwards have had so many challenges to overcome and I know that positive thinking can do nothing but help.
So with my friend, and with Elisabeth Edwards, I too will keep those positive thoughts
and hope for the best.

When I woke this morning I had a new feeling, I don't know how to explain it,
Kind of like "a New Day Dawning" maybe better things ahead for everyone.
Does that sound silly???


alan said...

There are days I awaken with hope; there are days I awaken with dread;
the day that I fear is awakening



I have lost many family members to cancer, including my Dad. There aren't many crueler indiscriminate killers out there. I am glad your friend caught hers before it spread!


Anonymous said...

Death wouldn't be so frightening
if I could have faith that the best was yet to come.
I envy those with such strong beliefs!