Karen and I met through this blog while we were both in treatment for cancer. She is a California girl, and came all the way to Nebraska to meet me. Since then our hearts have been bonded, never to let go. I have visited her in Cali and she has been here twice. I have fallen hard for her family and she has done the same with mine.
Hearing that Karen is NED (no evidence of disease) is some of the best news I have ever received. You see, I worry about her. She had triple negative breast cancer, which is a type of breast cancer that is aggressive and there is not as many treatment options for. Not only that, but it has shown her just how aggressive it can be. We finished treatment about the same time, but, my dear friend ended up having to get double treatment. After reading a post here at New Nostalgia about survivors checking lymph nodes, she reached under her arm and found an almond shaped lump. Her cancer was back already. She went on a little get away with her husband to process this awful news, and ended up getting in a car accident there. She had to learn how to walk again before starting another tough regimen of cancer treatment. She is the strongest woman I know, both inside and out.
Waiting this last week, holding my breath with her as she prepared to know what was on the inside, reminded me of this post I wrote early in my battle with cancer. I thought I would share it with you again.
I peer deeper,
I see Him in whose Image I am made.
I find the solution.