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Archive for November, 2012

Be Brave

Hey everyone!

Just letting you know we are doing well, but Mike hasn’t had his scans yet – we are procrastinating. He celebrated his 3 years of NED back in August. His diagnosis finally seems like it was ages ago and we have days where we forget about cancer. It is so nice.  Mike has is referral for a PET/CT, but we have stalled due to the scanxiety..it is such a horrible thing.

In August, I lost a lovely frienBe Brave Blue Birdd, Shari Van Heusen, to melanoma.   She had battled it for a long time.  This is a woman who came to visit me in Palo Alto a day or two after she had brain surgery at Stanford…and she brought ME a gift that day!  It is a little ceramic bird that has “be brave” written on the side.  I look at that bird every day and think of her.  It reminds me that we all need to be brave, no matter what we face.  Fear is the enemy.  And fear is why we procrastinate.   So this is a reminder to my husband and to myself: We need to face our fears and be brave.

We will keep you posted!