To all of my wonderful Widville Chat friends!! The lilies you sent after my recent surgery are absolutely gorgeous and you wouldn't believe how wonderful they smell. This is such a caring and thoughtful gesture and truly lifts my spirits. I am enjoying them so much.
The surgery went well and I am recovering nicely. The doctor says he got all the cancer with clear margins and that's good, but I wasn't thrilled to hear the cancer was still in several nodes even after the chemo. I have been assured he got them all out, the chemo killed any microscopic cells that may have escaped the area, and that the radiation I will start soon will most definitely take care of anything that was possibly left. Finally, after that, since my tumor was 94% estrogen positive, I will take an estrogen blocker that my oncologist says will be more effective than the chemo in guarding against the return and/or spread of the cancer. Still it's pretty scary stuff.
Nevertheless, we know above all others, how fragile this life is and how it can be snatched away without warning. The challenge is to find ways to live that are meaningful, purposeful, and rewarding and to cherish all of our days. It's mighty hard to do without the love of my life, but I believe I will find my way.
The card that accompanied the lovely flowers says:
We have never met some of our best friends in person,
we only know them through the screen, but that is okay
Friendship is not about touching the hand of another, but rather
it is the touching of their heart and soul
How true this is and expresses exactly how I feel about you on Widowed Village. You mean more to me than you will ever know. Thanks again.