Welcome & Thank You for Visiting

Welcome & Thank You for Visiting

On August 16th, 2011, three days before her 44th birthday, Connie was diagnosed with "Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma, Grade 3". In other words, breast cancer.

Battling cancer, no matter what form, is a difficult and frightening time for both those with the disease and their loved ones. Having strong moral support is important for everyone involved.

As the reality sinks in and we adjust to the new landscape, we realize we can't do this alone. We're reaching out to ask you for your moral support as Connie prepares to do battle with breast cancer.

Through this blog, we'll post updates on Connie's progress and offer a place for you to send words of encouragement and messages of support.

The burden of added medical expenses on top of day-to-day living expenses is mountainous. As a family, we're doing everything we can, but still it isn't enough. We're calling all angels who might consider donating to a fund for Connie and her family to relieve some of the stress so that Connie can concentrate on her recovery and get back to doing what she does best as loving mother, partner, sister, caregiver and friend.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Surgery Day

Today is surgery day... the day that Connie has been waiting so long for. As of this morning they don't believe Connie will need radiation therapy, which has always been a possibility. So great news! The light at the end of this long, dark path is very bright today.

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and support. I'll update again once I have more details.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Spring is in the air


Despite what the groundhog says, Spring is in the air. I can feel it, and there are days when I can even smell it. I can't wait. Spring brings with it new flowers and fresh starts. Even more importantly, this Spring will bring an end to Connie's chemo treatments. Six more after this past Tuesday. Connie is handling the treatments well and deals with the side effects of nausea, dizziness and headaches with her character strength and sense of humor. I'm very proud of her. After the last chemo treatment she will have to wait two weeks before she undergoes surgery to remove the tumor. There is still a chance that radiation may be necessary to remove any lingering cells but we won't know that until after the surgery. Until then, we remain positive and focus on all of our blessings, for the coming of Spring and the promise of new beginnings.

All our best,