Sunday, November 8, 2009

people in our lives...

It's funny how people come into our lives for a reason... a reason we may not even know at the time.
I met my friend Carolyn through my golf group. She's a great golfer and a fun person to be around. She's an upbeat and positive person, a friend that I look forward to seeing every week.
We have a lot in common... and even though I'm 9 years older, it doesn't feel like it. We both have wonderful husbands (who golf of course!), we both have 3 beautiful daughters, come from the Northeast, are avid tennis players and golf gal pals,
and... both of us have had Cancer.
She had breast, I've had sarcoma. A few weeks back she found out that she's had a recurrence, lung nodules showing up for the 2nd time. She's currently undergoing Chemo and she's doing great. Hopefully this will be the treatment to make them disappear for good.
Well... I had my follow up CT scan this past week, to follow nodules they've seen in my lung. After 6 months they've continued to grow and they're now at a size they want to do something about it, coincidentally the same operation that Carolyn had last year. My Oncologist even referred me to her same surgeon.
A "blessing" of a sort to have someone close to you, be able to advise you through an experience they have also shared. Believe me, I wouldn't wish the big C on anyone, but I am grateful for this person in my life to guide me through what to expect. It's a comfort knowing she's been through it and came back strong as ever.
We'll both be back from this strong as ever!
We didn't know we had so much in common when we met, but now I know, we met for a reason. God puts people in our lives... we're here for each other... to comfort, support and help each other.

I have hope and I have faith.
I have a wonderful supportive family, a caring group of friends, and a loving God who I prayerfully ask to see us both through this round.


6 comments:

  1. I wish I hadn't read this first thing in the morning-- probably would have cried with our without the hormones going crazy though!

    I love you momma and I have been praying for you. You are a tough cookie and God doesn't give us more than we can handle. He knows you're strong and will come out on the other side even tougher! He's just preparing you for life with a grandson ;)

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  2. love you, mama. you are continually in my thoughts and prayers. can't wait to give you a huge hug when we come up for thanksgiving! xoxo

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  3. How wonderful to have her and for her to have you. That is such a consoling peace for both of you. Thinking about you Miss SJN of Country Club Livin. If I can do anything, please let me know. xoxo

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  4. Thank God for a wonderful family. My family has been there ...
    Love and hugs!

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  5. Oh sweetie! I count you among the people I have been blessed to find on my cancer journey. As always, you are in my heart and prayers. LIVESTRONG, my friend. LIVESTRONG.

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  6. It is so wonderful that you have your friend Carolyn. God works in amazing ways. I am glad he blessed you with her.

    Thoughts of strong, healthy lives for both you and Carolyn are in my prayers.

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