Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Surviving Breast Cancer

As many of you know, I am a breast cancer survivor of almost seven years now.  I wanted to take a little time today to encourage anyone who might be going through the battle. Or you might know someone who is. 

The foremost advice that I can give to anyone battling this disease is "Please don't stick your head in a hole and let fear rule you!"  Find out as much as you can about your type of cancer. Knowledge will help you make good decisions about your care; you must keep the dialogue open with your doctors and care givers.  You have choices, and you must make the best decisions possible for your own good care.   I have encountered too many patients that are scared and want to leave all the decisions to their doctors.  A positive, fighting attitude is one of your best tools.  You are worth all the effort that you can muster to get well.  I could say many more things, but suffice it to say, "Don't check out" and "Keep in there pitchin'!" 

I have several items in my shop (including the quilt pictured in my banner) that a portion of the proceeds goes to benefit BC patients and fund more research. I sometimes wear a cuff like the one above to bring awareness to the cause. I am blessed and want to bring awareness and encouragement.

Reversible cuff with pink ribbon pin


If anyone would like to talk about their situation or receive prayers for recovery, please contact me at the email given at the top of this page.  I would be happy to correspond with you.


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Wearing one of your cuffs is a great way to spread awareness and start conversations about BC Awareness! I love that it's reversible!
WooHoo for 7 healthy years!

Kim said...

congratulations on 7 healthy years!! That's something to be very proud of. wow . .just think of lal those others out there that you can mentor through their own battle. Loved the photo of you and your Mother as well . .what a blessing!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I'm so glad you are a survivor!!
I know way too many people who've had breast cancer. Most of them are survivors. Right now, there is a 32 year old woman at my church who has a late stage aggressive breast cancer. She has two little kids. She's undergoing chemo to shrink the tumor in the hopes that it will become operable. She doesn't know if she'll survive.
This saddens my heart.
I have a shirt in my shop which when it sells, I'll give 50% of the profits to breast cancer research. I've been able to donate a bit through this.