Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Why I Wore Lipstick...

Yesterday's treatment went well, that being no reactions. Patty started feeling a little queasy yesterday afternoon which continued throughout the night. This morning she was feeling about the same. These drugs definitely make her more nauseous than the first she received.

We watched a good movie last night that we could really relate to on The Lifetime Network. The movie is "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy". It is a true story about Geralyn Lucas who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27. It tells their story of struggles and achievements throughout her diagnosis and treatment. We could really relate because she was young and her husband was a doctor. With Patty being young and me being in the medical field it was eerily similar to our situation except no kids. It definitely helped me in the fact seeing someone going through the same thing we are. Sometimes you get this feeling your alone on an island with this and the movie helped me in that regard.

I'm glad to say that Geralyn is now a 11 year survivor and has had two children since her diagnosis and treatment. You can click on the links above to learn more. They are going to air the movie again on October 28 at 9 p.m. on the Lifetime Network. If you want an inside viewpoint on some of the things Patty and I have experienced then mark you calendars for this Saturday night.

I've added a books of interest section to the blog. If you're interested in the Why I Wore Lipstick book, click on the link on the lower right and it will take you to Amazon to purchase.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Patty!

I'm sorry I've been out of touch the last couple of weeks, but so much has been going on with graduate school. I was able to catch bits and pieces of the movie last night (Why I Wore Lipstick). I am anxious to watch the whole thing on Saturday. I thought it was an excellent movie, what I was able to see of it. I was craming and studying for my comp exams last night, so needless to say, I was not able to concentrate on the movie and my studies. I want to see you soon! I want you to know that I am praying for you DAILY! I love you and know that if you need to talk, please call!

Love,
Robbie

Kimberly said...

I found this and wanted to share it with you:
What Cancer Cannot Do
"Cancer is so limited...."
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot destroy peace.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot suppress memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot steal eternal life.
It cannot CONQUER THE SPIRIT.
My prayers are with you and your family daily. Kimberly Phillips