This was posted to Facebook today by a friend:
“If your family has been touched and tormented by cancer today is World Cancer Day. I’d appreciate it if you would post this, 93% won’t re-post it.”
Of course, I just had to re-post it. A few days ago I got a scary news – my much loved Grandmother has been diagnosed with a returning breast cancer. She is 89. This means frail and elderly. Last time she found the lump I was there, in Philadelphia. I could help her through the biopsy. I remember how heartbreaking her complaint about the doctor was – “She heart me…” There was pain and surprise in these words. Now I am so far away… And there is nothing I can do to help her. I can not even come over now. Calling Grandma is very frustrating because she does not hear well and sometimes I just can not explain to her that it is I, who is calling her.
Well, my Grandmother is a tough lady! I am hoping with all my heart that she will beat this thing again.
And, of course, I am praying for her too.
Most of us know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Tree years ago my midwife found a suspicious lump in my breast. I knew I am high rick because of my heredity and because I lived close to Chernobyl during the explosion. This news was incredibly scary. I made a decision not to tell anyone besides two of my closest friends. That is right, not even DH. It was not the luck of trust, but rather the hope to spare him from stress. A friend took me for my sonogram in the morning and to my relief it turned out to be just a plugged duct. The relief was unexplainable! And that was when I decided that we will re-start our Aliyah process. And this time we will finish it. Life is too short to wonder “What If…”
In honor of the World Cancer Day, only today my “Pink Ribbon” knitting stitch markers are 50% off. If you want them in crochet version please contact me and I will be happy to make them for you.
May G-d grant full recovery to all who need it.