Hello Again…

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Hello Dear Readers,

I realize time has gotten the best of me again.  Time and a host of other variables — illness, fatigue, pain, busy schedules, etc.

But I can say with complete sincerity that not a day has passed when my thoughts haven’t turned to you.

You have been on my mind.  Every single day.  I miss the outlet.  I miss the conversations.  I miss the connections I’ve made with so many of you.  And I miss those special few friends who were strangers before my first post and who I met through this blog.

And though you would never know it from my silence, your comments and emails and facebook messages have reached me.  They have touched and helped me.  And I’m certain they have helped others, too.

To my newest visitors and followers, thank you for being here.  Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to read, follow, and in some cases, share your personal stories.  Even if I don’t write a response right away, know that your words have touched me deeply, that your stories have touched others, and that you are not alone.

And thank you to those of you who have been with me for longer.  Your continued support and readership and comments always mean so much.

Thank you for helping me change the way people think about cancer.  Thank you for helping to create a platform where those who have been touched by cancer in one way or another can have a voice.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences.  It is so flattering, touching, humbling to read your comments.  You are all amazing.  And you have helped me far more than I could ever express.

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And I realize it is fluffy Pinktober again…  I hope to have a new Breast Cancer Awareness Month post up tonight or tomorrow…  In the meantime, from what of seen, a good deal of what I wrote 2 years ago in National No Bra Day & Breast Cancer Awareness Month — OR — Please Put That Pink Can Of Soup Down & Put Your Bra Back On  still applies…

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Thanks for reading…  Take care & talk to you soon — I promise!

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26 thoughts on “Hello Again…

  1. It’s always lovely to hear from you..you inspire so many of us by your words!
    You always in my thoughts take lots care
    Love lisa

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  2. As always, so good to read you. I think of you often, and if thoughts and prayers and good wishes count for anything, you have all of mine on your side. Take care
    Ady in Israel

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  3. I was just thinking about you – I had been noticing the surge in pink ribbons on all consumer products, which reminded me of your previous posts. Thanks for updating, and still going strong.

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  4. I posted a picture on Facebook of my mastectomy scar 2 weeks post surgery and it was reported for nudity. My caption was: This is breast cancer awareness. Not a pink ribbon. I had placed a photo stamp over my intact nipple on cancer-free breast.

    Support from friends was resounding. Facebook did not take it down. Good for them.

    I hope you are well-ish and enjoy every moment with your boys.

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  5. It is SO good to hear from you. I think of you and your boys so often, and my heart and prayers go out to you. Take care of yourself and those beautiful boys!

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  6. I wish there was a way to free you of pain, fatigue and cancer so you could fly free as a bird and without worry every day. Know that my thoughts are always with you and I send much love for you and your darling boys xoxox

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  7. i am so sorry for all that you have been enduring – wish I could make it better for you. just know I think of you often and send BIG hope for your comfort and happiness so you can continue to enjoy your precious little boys. lots of gentle, warm hugs and much love to you. OOxxOO

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  8. Leisha, hello, and thank you for your extraordinarily candid and courageous article. It’s impossible to really imagine what you’ve been through, but I appreciate so much that you’ve really let us in. Not easy to do, I imagine. I will return to read your blog, as well. In the few minutes I’ve got, I just wanted to encourage you to inform your readers about thermography, which is a safe, non-invastive, affordable, and effective way to track thermal gradations in the body, years before they might manifest as malignancies or become more widespread in the body. Thermography is a tremendously powerful early detection device that is increasingly available in communities around the country. I’m a clinical thermographer, and with my partner, offer it in the VA-DC-MD region.

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  9. Why didn’t WordPress tell me that you’d posted? Pfft. Anyway. I’m so happy that you showed up to say “hi” . I just popped by to see if you’d posted – you got me scared you’d done a runner of the boys’ garden vehicle (I want to come too, think Thelma and Louise with a baguette, French cheese and a bottle of red wine).
    Huge hugs, and buckets of vitality and positive thoughts coming your way, girl. xoxo

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    • Aww, hi Kat… I was actually just working on a post when I saw your message come through! Thank you so much for your concern and well wishes. I can’t believe so much time has passed since my last post — I just seem to get swallowed up by all of this health stuff sometimes… But the boys are good, still keeping me busy & reminding me why I need to get out of bed every day. 🙂

      You are so sweet to think of me! How are you doing? I hope you’ve had a good holiday and that the New Year is kind to you. Thinking of you & sending my warmest wishes xoxo

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  10. You have been on my mind a lot. I am worried that it has been so long since you posted. How are you doing? And your adorable little boys? You continue to be in my prayers

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