Saturday, May 3, 2008

Breast Cancer Survivor's Luncheon


...luncheon..love the way that's spelled...it makes it fancy...

.....sooo much better than 'lunchen'...luncheon looks like "ladies who lunch" in my mind..

Off subject.

I went to the Breast Cancer Survivor's Luncheon today. I thought I might not go..then I thought, ............well, I have 12 years of experience being a survivor...maybe I can be of some help...or ....encouragement?....maybe.. support? to those who are new in this sorority.

In this sorority, there is no 'pledging'..and it's one you cannot get out of..nor would you want to.

It's a special group of women and men who have treaded some of the same paths you have.


Some have stumbled. Some have fallen..but they are all survivors.

Suvivors of the diagnosis, the appointments, the chemo, the surgeries, the fear and the doubt.

Suvivors of the phone calls to children, sisters and friends to tell them what we feared most has happened.

Suvivors of the heartache and sadness this disease has instilled in those you love and who love and worry about you.

Suvivors.

You betcha we get a luncheon.

So please, please do your monthly exams. Get your mamo's-grammed. Ask questions. Demand answers. Support the cause. Wipe out breast cancer before our granddaughters have to worry...

And maybe we could all meet up somewhere in the middle and have a blogger's luncheon!

have a glorious Sunday!

-me

9 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

You're wonderful Utah Grammie...xxoo, Dawn

Pen Pen said...

You ladies are heroes in my book! Yes, you deserve a luncheon and so much more. I'm glad you went.

Laurie & Chris said...

Congratulations on 12 years!! That is so great.

~d said...

12 years: big hugs. (((())))))) I bet you have much to give... no matter how much time has passed.


Fantastic Utah. Absolutely: FANTASTIC.

Eat it up. Literally and fig. Bloggers luncheon. How INTERESTING would that be???? The girls from Ireland.. how cool! Let's go there!

:)

d

Jack and Betty said...

You don't need to wonder if you can be of some help? encouragement? support? YOU are a living example of all those; I'm sure everyone there, new or not, wanted to spend time with you....such a great role model! Love you.

Bax said...

Ah Colleen...12 years! How wonderful and joyous! You are an inspiration.
Hugs to you!

Jan

the old schoolhouse said...

Well done Colleen your some women for one women you go girl!!!!!!!lots of love Angie xxxxx

white o'morn cottage said...

Wow! You never cease to impress me anew!

What a great motto that would be..."Get Your Mammo's Grammed!" I just did and it made me wonder why men dont have to get their interesting bits checked in the same way??? I just told my husband this and he is cringing at the thoughts..but fair is fair

Mary said...

Congratulations on the big 12! I haven't had cancer myself but my mom and husband both have. It's amazing to see how the mind works with this disasterous disease. Amazing people and you are one of them! Happy Luncheon!