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!
Another person I honored last year was my friend Vickie who had seemed to have won her battle.
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!