Tuesday, March 30, 2010


My running friend who found out she had breast cancer just had a lumpectomy this week.
She has a drainage tube and she says the doctor will allow her to run 48 to 72 hours after the procedure. I have my doubts, but find that any of my excuses not to run sound incredibly lame in comparison to her fortitude.
She sent an update after she got home.
A nurse was trying to reassure her and promised that she would be healthy again someday.
My friend replied, "I am healthy (now)."
And, I'm going to have to agree that she's one of the healthiest and strongest people I know. She's not just a breast cancer statistic. She's an incredible individual and she'll handle this her own way, like she does everything.


Makayla said...

Oh I am so sorry about your friend! That is really sad, but she sounds like a fighter and I am sure she will pull through this! I will pray for her!

No Pressure said...

Gee wiz.... I'm afraid being your hero would be way too much pressure for the average run of the day person, she must be special.

No pressure whoever you are....
we love you in all ways and no matter what !

Paulita said...

Makayla, Thanks for your kind words. My friend's not a fighter though, she's a lover! She hates that whole fighting cancer thing. I tried to post a comment on your blog but it wouldn't let me. Good luck with your blog.
No Pressure, No one sets out to be a hero. It just happens and you should know because you are one of my heroes too. Other reasons though.

A Miracle Day

Fourteen months. That’s how long it has been since I’ve seen my parents.  And it has been a harrowing year to live across the ocean, knowing...