Friday, March 15, 2013

The Latest

Hey, friends!

Sorry it's been a long time since I've checked in, but, well, there have been many changes in my life, to say the least.

I tend to be a very private person and I don't often share too much. But, given what I'm experiencing, and knowing that many others may be dealing with this, well, I may as well put it out there.

First of all, Hubby and I are no longer together. Our divorce was finalized last month. Yes, hard to believe. I now live in a new house and I'm starting over. Crazy, scary, weird.

These little guys are getting me through it:




Now, here's the kicker. And when I share this with you, I'm not asking for pity. I just want to tell you the truth. I learned the other day that I have breast cancer. If you recall from a few months ago, I had a scare after finding a lump in my breast, but the results were benign. Well, another one turned up during a follow-up visit and this time around I wasn't so lucky. So, I soon face chemo, mastectomy and radiation. Because of my age - 39 - they want to be aggressive and think the cancer I have will respond to this plan. Praying that will be the case.

So, that's why I haven't been posting much in the past few months and why I likely won't post frequently in the coming months. Again, I don't want for you to feel sorry for me. I am determined to beat this. I've joked with friends that I'm going to make cancer my bitch! Yeah, I said it! All I ask for are prayers and positive thoughts. It's going to be a tough journey, but I will make it through it and, God willing, come out better on the other side.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends! Hug your loved ones tight and tell them you love them. Live life to the fullest!

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27 comments:

Kerr said...

I am so sorry to hear all of this! I will be thinking about you and your family.

JulesTX said...

Sounds like you are juggling a lot right now.

Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way..

AEOT said...

Oh, honey, I am so sorry for all of this. I cannot imagine how hard each of these things would be separately but together, you must be a mess. I would be! I'll send lots of prayers for health and healing and mental clarity and a magic cleaning fairy your way! GL- I miss your voice over here but totally understand you have way more on your plate than is managable right now!

Lily Lemontree said...

Darling, I am so sorry about all this going on in your life. :(
I know that God only dishes out what we can handle and you are a strong woman who will come out on top, I just know it!
You know how to reach me and I am here for you anytime you want.
Sending you lots of love and prayers.
xo

Heather said...

Oh no. I am so sorry to hear about all of this. I don't know you, but I am praying for you RIGHT NOW. Hang in there.

Mrs. Weston said...

We've missed you and now we know why. Continue to be strong and positive. Know that many folks out in blog land are wishing you well.

Natasha In Oz said...

I want to swear but I won't...I am so sorry to hear this. You are just going through so much I can't believe it. I know you will be fine-you are a woman of strength, courage and determination. I will be definitely be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers every single day.

I'm sending you the biggest virtual hug I can.

Love and friendship from across the miles and down a little!

Natasha in Oz

Michelle said...

Prayers for you and your family.

SMR said...

God bless you.... you and your family are in my prayers.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Take care and please keep us posted on your progress. Sharing your thoughts and experiences might help others as well as yourself.
Sending positive and healing thoughts your way.

LPC said...

So much to take on at once. Do whatever you need to do to gain strength. Bring your family close, or not. Post on your blog, or not. Whatever you need. You have always struck me as a good person, and there are few of those in the world. I hope you come through everything to happiness.

Ella said...

Oh, my sweet blogfriend so far away, I just want to come over the Atlantic Ocean and give you a big hug. I've missed your posts but I will respect whatever you decide is the best for you and your family.

You will be in my thoughts!

JMW said...

I love all of you - I have the best blogger friends ever! Thank you for your support. It means mire than you'll ever know!

Samma said...

Prayers for you and your family. I am so sorry for all the heartache and worry you are experiencing, but your attitude is tremendous! Hugs to you and those sweet babies.

Danielle said...

Bless your heart! I know you didn't want pity, so I'm giving you a dose of sympathy instead. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Now go kick some tail!

Andrew Touchstone said...

Wow, weighty revelations. I sense you shall make cancer your bitch...and I wish you all the strength and energy to do just that.

Andrew Touchstone said...

Wow, weighty revelations. I sense you shall make cancer your bitch...and I wish you all the strength and energy to do just that.

Jessi said...

So much to handle, but you seem to be doing so with such grace. I will be sending positive thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Neon Blonde Runner said...

HUGE HUGS to you from me! I've missed your posts and I now understand that you've been a super busy bee.

You are so courageous and strong, you are just going to kick this cancer in the butt!!

preppyplayer said...

A lot has been going on! You are now in my prayerful intentions. I pray that you have a quick return to health with a complete cure AND I pray for your continuing strength during this difficult time.

My intuition tells me that you will have a better 2013 in the coming months, promise.

teresa-bug said...

I am sending you lots of strength and prayers. I love your attitude about all that you are going through but I know you have great friends to help you through, as well. Hang in there!
{I am also sorry to hear about your Wildcats. I know you are glad this year is over!}

Renée Finberg said...

you have always been a source of strength, courage and class to me over the years.

you will come through this in the same way.
i will say my prayers for you and your children.

much love xxx

Jo said...

You are going through SO much right now! I'm keeping you and your children in my thoughts and prayers ~ if only I lived closer to help you out!!! You are a strong woman with great support holding you up when needed.

Jo

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

You are stronger than you know... Life is taking you on a bumpy road ... but know that God does not give us more than we can handle. These temporary challenges ... are just that temporary and before you know it you will be looking back on this time and be that much stronger because of it.

Sending lots of positive energy and many prayers that this chapter in your life will be a short one .. so that you can get on with writing the best chapters that are yet to be written... Hugs..XO C. (HHL)

Gabi said...

just checking in. I am so very sorry to hear of all you are dealing with. :( (((hugs)))
xo

The Entertaining House said...

OMG - how did I not know this? Why did I not stop by sooner? I didn't realize that the D was final. Speaking from experience it will get better... each and every day will get better and brighter and you will end up so much stronger than you ever thought you could be. Yesterday marked my 1 year anniversary. It's bittersweet.
Now on to the other matter at hand - I am so very sorry to hear this... I wish you strength and please know you have many here who care deeply about you and we are cheering for you, loudly, on the sidelines.
I can't seem to find your email in my address book for some reason - I had wanted to send you a more personal note.

I wish you well and and a speedy recovery and and all my thoughts and prayers...
xoxo

The Entertaining House said...

I love that so many of my bloggy "friends" are here and commenting too... this is really such a wonderful community... isn't it??!!! XOXO