Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 02/2004
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 02/2004

« On a Funnier Note | Main | When You Need A Smile »

October 28, 2004



Awww... I'm sooo sorry to hear this! Hope everything gets better real soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


All of your well wishes and words are greatly greatly appreciated... you have no idea.


my grandmother has had three major surgeries for cancer in the last 2 years. she's so much stronger than i even remember her from when i was little, sitting on her lap and watching her wing an ashtray at my drunk grandfather.

she had 2/3 of one lung removed in january 2002, a operation to remove a tumor on her stomach in 2003 and, most recently, a quadruple bypass.

when i was at my darkest, i read the dalai lama's book "advice on dying" and it helped me so much more than anything anyone could say. i read the following and it immediately calmed me. i kept repeating it during her surgery and, almost on cue, a HUGE thunderstorm came through and i pictured my grandmother fighting for her life. anyways, before i get all teary-eyed, here's what i read and kept in my wallet while she was in the hospital:

"may she be filled with loving kindness
may she be well
may she be peaceful and at ease
may she be loved"

i get the feeling that your mother is going to do well and all my thoughts are towards that end.


I am sorry to hear the news and will be keeping your mom and family in my thoughts...

Your mom has a tough road ahead of her. I went through cancer with surgery and chemotherapy a few years ago. The most important advice I can give is for her to stay positive. A good attitude can make a huge difference toward successful treatment and recovery.


I just happened to click on the link on the main TypePad page, and I want you to know that I am praying for your mom and sending all good wishes.

The comments to this entry are closed.