Tuesday, October 2, 2012

LIVESTRONG

We've gone Yellow for LIVESTRONG day!
 
 


Last year on LIVESTRONG day, I said that my dad had a soft tissue sarcoma in his leg and that the chemo might be working. Well, the chemo and radiation didn't do a lot really. The sarcoma did not shrink. But the radiation did toughen up the edges of the thing and the arteries and nerves it was wrapped around so when the doctor went in to cut it out, she was able to strip everything off the arteries and nerves. That means he did not need any transplanted arteries from his other leg, and he did not lose any feeling by losing a nerve. AND they got the whole freaking thing!
That's right, as of today, my dad is cancer free! Sir Moose-a-lot Roadkill Goodyear Thunderbottom's nap buddy is doing great! And we are all so thankful!



Another person I honored last year was my friend Vickie who had seemed to have won her battle.
 A few months ago she had a goiter that kept getting larger. They took a biopsy not long ago and found cancer. Devastating news to be sure. But when she went in to see when her surgery would be, they told her that the biopsy had been a large one, 30% of the goiter, and they found clean margins, they got all the cancer! She will still have the rest of the goiter removed, but she doesn't even need chemo!



I wish all stories of the nasty C would end like these.. but as we've seen even recently on the Blogosphere, it does not. We are so sad for the loss of Poppy Vic and so many of our kitty friends. Our thoughts and hugs go out to those affected by this horrible disease.








 
 


Hugs and purrs, lets keep fighting this awful thing!

28 comments:

Katie and Glogirly said...

What a beautiful post honoring your friends and family. ...Wow...cancer has certainly touched your family's life. We're sending lots of purrs today.
xo, Katie & Glogirly

Anonymous said...

Ok Andrea I am officially bawling for the first time on Mom's Birthday and it has only been her Bday for 30 minutes lol Thanks Love ya

Sparkle said...

Paws up for your dad! That is great news! I am purring for a cure for everyone - it's time for cancer to get out of town!

Marg said...

That was such a great tribute to the people that are all right. And the memories to the ones that have been lost. Take care.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We are purring for everyone whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Ginger Jasper said...

Beautiful post.. I also join in the hope that one day there will be no more of the evil cancer and all the evil it brings. Hugs GJ xx

Katie Isabella said...

Wonderful and meaningful post and very evocative. Makes my eyes leaky. xoxoxox

Cat said...

So happy your dad is cancer free!!! We must livestrong everyday and lovestrong too!!!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

simply wonderful post ((((hugs)))

D Ma said...

glad to hear about your dad...

Random Felines said...

we are so happy for the good stories....and hope one day no will have to be scared of hearing the c word....

Hannah and Lucy said...

We were so pleased to hear your Dad is cancer free again and hopefully Vickie too.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Cat From Hell said...

Great Post! We too are purraying today for our friends who have been touched by this awful disease.
kisses
Nellie

Diamond said...

thanks for visiting me and leaving greetings for my 16th birthday.
best wishes,
Diamond

Cathy Keisha said...

Purring hard for a cure. *bows head in respectful prayer* Cancer knows no biases. It affects young, old, rich, poor, black, white.

FURKIDSMOM said...

We LiveStrong today and purr and pray for an end to this horrible disease.

The Florida Furkids

Marilia said...

I lost many friends to this disease, and I know many others who have overcome and live a happy life. Great LIVESTRONG!

Shiva and Jaya said...

We think Livestrong very good. We like the Armstrong dude. He is very inspurrational.

Hanku for purrthday wishes, by the way!

Check back Wednesday evening. We gotted the most ameowzing prezzie today about which we shall bloggie tomorrow.

Don't faint when you see it! #mol

XXXX Shiva & Jaya

ABBY said...

This is a wonderful post honoring those of your family and friends who have battled and won...and some lost to that dreaded diagnosis. Continued good health to those who are healing.

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

Eric and Flynn said...

This is a lovely post. We are glad to hear your dad is cancer free. We also purr and pray for the day when cancer is no more. Livestrong!

Brian said...

We will keep sending purrs and we know your Dad will remain cancer free. We must defeat the Evil C. It doesn't fight fair but I do believe that together we can whip it.

meowmeowmans said...

What a beautiful post honoring your loved ones.

We look forward to the day when “cancer” is just a word for something that used to exist. We join you Living Strong today, and every day.

The Island Cats said...

Cancer stinks. We purr for all those affected by the evil C. Livestrong!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Much strength and love and purrs to those battling! The Human has some dear friends who fought hard and beat the odds--both have survived more than 8 years after facing scary-bad prognoses, so the Humans have to keep supporting research and funding for the good fight! XOXOXO

Oui Oui said...

A great post! And good news about your dad and friends too. We are looking forward to the day treatments affect only the cancer cells, without all the side effects then finally being cancer free entirely.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We love your yellow kitty background. We dream of a day when the world is cancer free.

Truffle and Brulee

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

What wonderful news about your dad!!! The 8 year old boy we mentioned in yesterday's post is our rabbi's son who has osteo sarcoma in his leg too. Wow, surgery and 2 years of chemo - and we're sure your dad went through similar stuff.
Cancer is suuuch a nasty horrid thing.

Beautiful tributes - and hugs to your dad that all is well with him now!

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

((purrs))