Friday, August 28, 2009

What Cancer Looks Like...

August 27, 2009

I got to spend a fantastic day with some fantastic ladies today.

I met Penny and Wanda in the chemo suite. They are such wonderful women, everything you expect from a cancer survivor (strong, vivacious, wonderful, kind and of course beautiful!)

Thursday was there last day of chemo and I wanted to celebrate it with them. It was truly a party!! Everyone brought in food for lunch, sandwiches, turkey roll ups, chips, pretzels, soda, deserts. I brought some white butterfly sugar cookies (homemade) with breast cancer ribbons on them.

The boas were out, the glasses were on and the disco music was playing!!

Three of us had already finished and showed up just to show our support and love!!
And as the music was playing (I believe "YMCA" or "Brickhouse) I teared up, and thought... This is the face of Breast Cancer. Not the sick, the lonely, or sad... It is friendship, support, prayers, love and beautiful baldness!!!!

So to the people who have supported all of us fighters, Thank you.

And to those that are just starting the fight? We might be the good, the bad, and the bald, but we are always the beautiful!!!


  1. Aww you're so right. You are showing a new side of this diagnosis. You are an inspiration and I am so thankful to have stumbled upon your story.

    Love Wins!!

  2. I just found out that Wanda passed on July 25th. I don't know what the details are. I know that in March she had a Mammo and it was clean. I don't know what happened. But I am so sad... Be at peace Wanda.... Thank you for being a chemo sister with me. And prayers to her mom, who I have been told has had her cancer recurr and has to go through Chemo again. My love, thoughts and prayers.