Monday, October 8, 2012

The Color of Hope is Pink!

One of my best friends spent this past year enduring surgery and recovering from breast cancer. Thank goodness my friend is diligent about checkups and followups, because it saved her life! I remember like it was yesterday sitting in the Sloan Kettering office discussing the plan of action and options. She had to make the most difficult decision of either lumpectomy or radical mastectomy. I held her hand as she followed her gut and chose the latter. This choice also saved her life, because upon surgery they found an undetected aggressive growth and caught it early! I am so proud of her attitude and stamina throughout this past difficult year! She just celebrated her birthday this past week, and although it seemed like a bitter sweet year I am so glad she is here to enjoy her 48th.. I know there will be good things to come and I am so happy she has a future to look forward to due to her willingness to stay informed about her body and breast health! I wish all women a safe journey throughout life and to those who have to endure this form of cancer, please stay strong there is hope! I thought I would post ways to bring a little pink in to our lives.. Happy Monday!

I wish!

A very easy choice is The Pink Pagoda for instant gorgeous pink accents!


  1. Kar, I don't know how I would have made it through this year without you. I'm not sure I would have had the courage to opt for the mastectomy if you hadn't been there with me, holding my hand in the doctor's office that day. It was the right choice, and I am so grateful for you and my sister for helping me through it. Somehow we mangaged to keep our sense of humor, even when it seemed as though there was not much to smile about. Thank you. Linda

    1. You are the best and would do it for me in a heart beat!
      XO Karolyn

  2. This is one beautiful post, Karolyn! I just know that we will soon beat this cruel monster!
    Happy Tuesday.

  3. Thanks for sharing your friend's story, Karolyn. So glad to read her comments above. I think we all know someone who has been affected.
    Take care,

    1. Thank you, its very true we have all been affected by this disease.
      Hopefully there will be a cure someday!


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