Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Meghan - she's a fighter

In the midst of exciting times like preparing for the adventure of the RV lifestyle, we encounter the uncertainties of life. The joys and struggles, twists and turns -- they are all part of us.

One of the recent joys has been getting to know Meghan. I told her I was going to write a post about her. These are some pictures of when she came to visit us for a few days last summer.
Meghan is 27 and went to Seoul, Korea where she met Adam. Adam is our 27 year old son. They both taught English as a Second Language (ESL). Last fall she found out she had breast cancer and returned to Canada where she is being treated. Adam returned to our home in Virginia. He is working full time and visiting her every 4-6 weeks in Canada.

Meghan is a brave, courageous, lovable and wonderful young woman. She had a mastectomy about 7 weeks ago and is getting ready for a series of chemo treatments. She had the first one today and is doing ok.

The prognosis is cautiously optimistic and hopefully will be better after six sessions of chemo. Today she heard good news that the cancer has not spread. But this is hard stuff. If you have had someone fighting through breast cancer you know what I mean.

Meghan's blog is located at: http://ms-mae.blogspot.com/2008/10/diagnosisnot-so-good.html Take a look and add a comment--she would appreciate it I'm sure.

The quandary for the rest of us is 'how to help and support her'. Some write blogs. Some send pink boxing gloves with signatures of people who are praying for her.
Others send encouraging notes on Facebook. Some send pictures. Others visit her and cut their hair off to join with her in what will become a short/no hair period of time during chemo.Others wear pink bracelets and dance their heart out in empty ballrooms.
If you are a praying person, please pray for her and her family. She is making great progress with a hard road to go. If you are an encouraging person, take a moment and write her a note on her blog.
Thanks

3 comments:

  1. Awwww, thank you so much for the post.
    May have been a little teary.
    It's day 2 post-chemo and I'm feeling no too terrible. Fingers crossed that it stays this way. Hope all is well there.
    Big hugs!!! <3

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  2. Hi there...we are fellow RV'ers and Virginians...linked to your site from some of the other Dreamers sites.
    We'll be keeping Meghan in our prayers and will leave a note on her blog.
    Best of luck in your RV decision..go for the tag axle for certain!
    Hugs and hope to see you on the road!
    Molly & Bob

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  3. We will keep Meghan in our prayers. Keep us updated!!!

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