wonderful and happy news!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

a couple of months ago, i had a total debbie-downer post about cancer - it was lymphoma: one diagnosis for a dear college friend and one diagnosis for the ten-year old son of a dear college friend.

somewhere between here and there, a co-worker was diagnosed with breast cancer and maybe it was the immediate proximity, or maybe it was the concept of things happening in threes, but i started really thinking about how harsh, careless, decisive, random, and mean this disease can be.

this morning i woke up feeling like a complete panicky mess - my co-worker went in for a double mastectomy early this morning, she opted for reconstruction immediately after the mastectomy, and when i talked to her last night, she sounded...overwhelmed (and who wouldn't be?).

what made me even more panicky is that she has such an amazingly sweet family, and her children absolutely adore her. she is typically a beacon for positive energy, and knowing that her entire family was having their whole world rocked today was honestly almost more than i could handle.

but let's get back to the title of this post: wonderful and happy news!!

she is now out of surgery, everything appears to be going well, and i couldn't be any more elated (or relieved) about this!!

and on top of that, my friend from the original debbie-downer post had a pet scan last week and she is now completely cancer-free. double the elation!

as for my other friend's son, he is still very busy fighting this messy fight, and i have full confidence that he is waiting for just the right moment to take the bull by the horns and show it exactly who's boss!

in the meantime, i have to admit that two pieces of incredible news is a pretty great thing to have happen all in the same week, especially when it has to do with great people overcoming cancerous obstacles!


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