Monday, May 4, 2015

THE ILL-FAVORED "C" WORD: Sharing a Story of Love and Faith

Hello bloggers/readers.  Hope you all enjoyed the weekend and the spring time weather that graced us. I love this time of year because I get to spend more time outside.  But, the weekends do go by in a heartbeat and I dread the week ahead.

Today I want to share a story - my sister's story of empowerment and the willingness to remain positive.   You see, she is faced with another dreadful chapter in her life . . . cancer.  The cancer that could.  The cancer that won't quit.  The cancer that tests her strength, both emotionally and physically.  My sister, Rose Angel, is a two time, cancer survivor (ovarian cancer).  She received some upsetting news a couple of weeks ago, from her doctor.  The words, "CT scan shows more growth."  Not the kind of news you want to hear.  I know how much she dreaded and feared hearing those words.  Her heart skips a beat every time she had to go for her routine CT scans.

When I heard the news I was a sobbing mess because it took me to a place I did not want to go.  You see . . . my sister is my EVERYTHING.  Our sisterly bond is something I hold dear to my heart.  To see her have to go through this again, is heartbreaking.  It makes me angry that her body won't stop producing these cancer cells; that her treatment drug is not working anymore.   Rose Angel is faced with making important decisions, as far as the next step.  But, she's going into this with the another "C" word . . Conviction!  She is ready to fight again and is thankful for options.

While reflecting, she was inspired to create a card that I wanted to share with you.  It symbolizing love and faith.

If you have a loved one fighting cancer or you, yourself are battling this disease,  I encourage you to read her story here.  It's such an inspiring post that needs to be shared.  I faced my own battle with cancer a few years ago (gestational trophoblastic disease) and sometimes I felt alone; even though I had the love and support of family and friends.  Only those that have gone through cancer themselves can relate to the feeling.  A feeling of battling with your body and trying to gain full control.

Love and Faith are in my sister's corner.  I'm right behind them, with encouragement, support and open arms.

One of the ways I plan on showing my support, is by purchasing the Love and Faith card.  A portion of the proceeds will be going to National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC).   It would mean so much, if you could show your support by purchasing a card (available in the coming weeks) through her Etsy shop.  This lady has some talent; and I'm not just saying that because she's my sister.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  A special thank you to all my friends, who have cared so much for my sister and wish her all the best.  It means so much to me and my family and, of course, Rose Angel.

Rose Angel will be undergoing a biopsy procedure this Friday - fingers crossed it's a successful one.


1 comment:

  1. Sis, I can't thank you enough for your heartfelt words and support! You too are my EVERYTHING! xoxo