Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Light at End of My Tunnel

The light at the end of my tunnel . . . and I certainly hoped it wasn't a train.
It wasn't a train. It was a group of people who rallied around me and helped me through a scary time of my life. It was my light of SURVIVAL !
To any of you who have been diagnosed, who are going through treatment, or who have loved ones who are on this journey to survival, know that there is a light at the end of their tunnel, too. And, it's not a train. It is their light of survival !
For new readers, please scroll down to earlier posts for links that will take you to information about Breast Cancer Awareness and Mammograms.
Because of my schedule, I have to post early today. To my blogger friends, I may not be able to post back or visit you for awhile.
Think Pink !
Wear Pink !
Pink is Power !
To my Sisters of Survival: SOS !!
((HUGS))

23 Comments:

Blogger Maria said...

I sent my sister over to your blog. She is a breast cancer survivor and I think she would like your style.

She is funny and sassy and if the world lost her, we would all be missing out something special. She drop kicked cancer last summer and it just better not ever come around again.

10/04/2006 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger brian said...

Hi SW,

Visit when you can, we will still be here. :)

Pink Power!!!

10/04/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Blogger Silly Hily said...

You do what you gotta do this whole month. Don't worry about us bloggers. We'll still be here.

Pink is a fabulous color.

10/04/2006 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Amen!

Glad you made it through.

10/04/2006 03:22:00 PM  
Blogger KBear said...

you are strong and you are beautiful. you WILL make it thru this!

at 20, i was informed that i had cancer cells as well. in my cervix. They said that it was luckily early enough, and i had treatments and surgery, and, now, at 24, i have a clean bill of health. It was hard, it was painful, and i had to do it alone for the most part, because i didnt want to worry my family.

you will make it thru this. with the help and love of everyone around you and above you, you will make it thru this.

I wish you the best, and i will be praying for you.

10/04/2006 04:13:00 PM  
Blogger KBear said...

you are strong and you are beautiful.

at 20, i was informed that i had cancer cells as well. in my cervix. They said that it was luckily early enough, and i had treatments and surgery, and, now, at 24, i have a clean bill of health. it was a hard, scarey and lonely road. i couldnt tell anyone, for fear of worrying them, so i did it alone.

you will make it thru this. with the love and support of everyone around you and above, you will get thru this.

im praying for you.

10/04/2006 04:14:00 PM  
Blogger KBear said...

you are strong and you are beautiful.

at 20, i was informed that i had cancer cells as well. in my cervix. They said that it was luckily early enough, and i had treatments and surgery, and, now, at 24, i have a clean bill of health. i was stupid, and told no one. i didnt want to scare my parents, and i did it all alone.

you will make it thru this. with the support of your loved ones around you, you will get thru this.

im thinking about you, and im praying. (hugs)

10/04/2006 04:16:00 PM  
Blogger goldennib said...

Over 40 years ago, we had 2 very close family friends who were diagboised with breast cancer. Both are now over 70 and doing excellant. There is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel that is not a train.

10/04/2006 04:22:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Wind beneath my wings....from some of the most unlikely places I expect.
♥Pam

10/04/2006 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I don't have anything important to say,
I just wanted to touch the light.

10/04/2006 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger Karmyn R said...

It just goes to show how important loved ones are in your life!!!

10/04/2006 06:44:00 PM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

(((Group Hug)))
To all of you...thanks for visiting here even though I can't respond individually or visit your place right now.
KBear: I am fine. I am a survivor.
Scroll down to the pink post and read there. You are so sweet. I'll take your kind words and prayers anyway. :)

10/04/2006 07:11:00 PM  
Blogger C said...

It's always encouraging to have loving people around you.

10/04/2006 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Yo, my mom's a survivor, too!!

Since her ordeal I'm a walking advertisement: Save Your Life: Go Get Your Bodacious Ta-Tas Flattened Regularly!"

Whatever it takes...

Thanks for your post!! It's a beautiful thing!

10/04/2006 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger BarnGoddess said...

my best friend's Grandmother is a survivor of 20+ years :) I think about her whenever I wear my pink Avon pink!

10/05/2006 06:45:00 AM  
Blogger G said...

SW, Just wanted to drop by and let you know that I'm thinking of you. You are a light in the blogosphere. My mom is a 20 + year survivor of breast cancer and had to sidestep ovarian 2 years ago. She is 82 and still doing great (her hearing could be better :). But as she is fond of quoting Dr. Seuss "She's in pretty good shape for the shape that she's in".

Thank you for the important reminder and spreading the word.

10/05/2006 07:20:00 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Survival... what a beautiful light it is!!

My only hope for the people diagnosed with this disease in the future (and the ones struggling with it now) is that they will all see the same light at the end of the tunnel!!

10/05/2006 07:31:00 AM  
Blogger KBear said...

oops.. i should learn to read everything before i open my mouth.

now i think ill go chew on my other foot now.. im a dork.:)

sorry!

10/05/2006 09:26:00 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Swampy, I'm behind. Today I'm catching up with my blogpals...well, some of 'em, I never really completely "catch up". I read all your breast cancer posts quickly in succession.

I lost my mom to breast cancer when I was in the third grade. She was diagnosed at 33 and died at 38; her mom died from it in her early 20s. My sister is a 7-year survivor :). When I was 33, I thought about it. When I was 38, I thought about it. And now, at 43, I'm thankful for life (and yes, I think about it...not in a consuming kind of way, but it's always "there").

I hate it.

Your story is courageous and I'm so glad for YOU that you have a glob to share your story. YOU WILL make a difference in your readers' lives, this glob might SAVE someone else's life.

Remarkably, I don't live in fear of it; but I do have annual mamms offset by annual gyn exams (wahooooooo! poked & prodded like Ree's cows).

Keep going......think pink ;)

10/06/2006 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger her indoors said...

go get that light honey!
we are tickeld PINK for you x

10/06/2006 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. We just have to decide whether or not we want to walk towards it or away from.

(Me? I just stand there for a long time, staring at the light, confused... but that isn't the purpose of this post.)

:) SOS!

10/06/2006 08:58:00 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

I'll have to dig out my pink linen shirt for work next week. good deal.

10/07/2006 02:49:00 PM  
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