A Very Brief Update

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Tom planted sunflowers for me this year. This one bloomed first—on the day I was diagnosed with cancer. I went out to clear my head after the doctor called, and this was the first thing I saw.

I am very grateful for all of your kind expressions of love and concern—they mean a great deal to me.   I am especially thankful for the prayers going up on my behalf and all positive thoughts sent my way.

I’ll be having a bilateral mastectomy this week—on Tom’s birthday, in fact.  I hate that the surgery fell on his birthday, but he says the best birthday present for him is having the hope that the surgeon will find and remove every last cancer cell.

I am very sad and very scared, but also more than ready to get this cancer out.  I’m looking forward to seeing the faces of my three beloveds when I come out of the recovery room.  Not only will my three favorite people in this world will be there, but Ariel will stay with me at home for a week and Benjamin will be there for several days.  That in itself will be healing I’m sure.

I would appreciate your continued good thoughts and prayers.  As soon as I’m coherent enough to do so (pain meds make me really dopey), I’ll let you know how things are going.


17 Responses to “A Very Brief Update”

  1. Chris Says:

    We will keep you in our prayers. Thankful for beloveds and sunflowers.

  2. betsyfromtennessee Says:

    Prayers for you, Beth… I have been praying hard for you –and am glad to hear from you. I know it’s hard –but hopefully, the doctors can get all of that cancer–and that you will be fine and cancer-free SOON.

    Think I told you that I have another blog friend who has gone through what you have. She lives in West VA –and would be a huge help to you during these days… She’s doing GREAT–and I would love to have her contact you –with your permission… Please let me know, and I’ll contact her..

    Hugs and lots of Prayers,

  3. Plowing Through Life (Martha) Says:

    Good thoughts are being sent your way, Beth! I wish all good things for you. I am so glad that you are surrounded by people that love you so dearly.

  4. Linda W. Says:

    I’ll be thinking of you. Breathe deep and try to let the healing come.

  5. June Says:

    Beth, I’ve been off the blogosphere, but happened to see this post. I’m so sorry you’re having to go through this…rest assured you will be in my prayers! Play mental Pac-Man and visualize those cancer cells getting gobbled up 🙂 Best wishes… June

  6. Clair Z. Says:

    Hugs and prayers and love, Beth.

  7. Vicki Lane Says:

    Oh, Beth — just stopped by to catch up and read this then your previous post. I’m so sorry … and I’m holding you in my heart. xox, Vicki

  8. CountryDew Says:

    Thinking of you and praying for the best for you.

  9. Darla Says:

    Much love and (((healing))) to you, m’dear.

  10. Debi Kelly Van Cleave Says:

    I am thinking about you Beth.

  11. Kay G. Says:

    I love that sunflower blooming for you, just for YOU!
    I am thinking about you and you are in my prayers. xx

  12. Lindy Says:

    Dear Beth, I seem to stop by and strange times. I will keep you in my prayers. So many times your lovely writings and beautiful pictures, and sharing, have brightened my day. I suffer from MCS
    No wonder you are sad and scared. Hope you are recovery now. xx

  13. Ellen Says:

    yes cancer stinks. You are in my prayers, specifically that you are given all the support you need, caring love from those around you, wise and skilled care from all caregivers, and the courage and strength you need for each moment of each day. I pray that you will always have enough.

  14. Debi Kelly Van Cleave Says:

    I’m still thinking about you Beth.

  15. vickilane Says:

    Stay strong! xox, Vicki

    • June Says:

      Hi Beth…I’m not blogging these days but must still be subscribed to BRBCG. I’m rooting for ya! Lots of positive thoughts being sent your way.

  16. Sharon Scherner Says:

    Beth. Are you still there? I am listening to the Christmas album. Love, sharon

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