Less than eight months ago WhyMommy
(our DC Metro Mom sister) posted this
on her blog. At the time, she was nursing her five month old, taking care of her two year old and had never revealed any personal information on her blog.
Less than eight months ago she had been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer
. Since that day, she has shared with us her deepest fears, her physical pain and the emotional turbulence of living with cancer. She also treated us to moments of joy and the triumphs of perserverance. She's given us so much through her words, and never once has she asked for anything in return except for our positive energy to support her battle with cancer.
Tomorrow is Susan's surgery
. She's endured months of chemo and the accompanying exhaustion and pain. But that's all over and tomorrow Susan goes in for one of the final steps of her treatment--a double mastectomy.
So today is the day that we might return just a smidgen of what she's given to us. And I for one want her to know that I am here in VA cheering her on!!
If you'd like to send your wishes to Susan on your own blog (and help get the word out about IBC), write a post and title it "tomorrow" and link back to her.
Let her know how much love she has going into surgery with her tomorrow.
I mean how can you say no to this incredible smile?
Cross-posted at Mamma Loves...