|Here I am wearing the new Breast Cancer Awareness Statement Necklace I designed for rice rafferty celebrating birthdays with Kara, Barry and Meghan outside of the church where Meghan and Barry are making plans to marry each other ;~)|
|After birthday celebration mass with my family, Meghan and I are bookend birthday Libras, Oct. 9th and 17th ;~)|
Doctor said it is not her practice to give patients news like this over the phone but after getting to know me she thought it best to tell me sooner rather than let me wait until today in her office.
So far I learned I have stage 0 Breast Cancer known as DCIS or Ductal Carcinoma In Situ http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/types/dcis/
I designed the rice rafferty Breast Cancer Awareness Statement Necklaces for women Inspired by the Look Good Feel Better http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/ I took the training certification classes for Look Good Feel Better as part of my continuing education while we still lived in Pittsburgh. The first two statement necklaces I designed I offered to a charity fundraiser in Buffalo, NY and Pittsburgh, Pa. The people from Viva for Life http://www.roswellpark.org/calendar/2010-09-24/viva-life sent a nice young man out to my home to pick up one necklace. I did not hear from the Pittsburgh coordinator until she wished me Happy Birthday after their event was over. Little did I know when I thanked the Creator for health and healing during morning mass for my birthday as I wore this statement necklace, it was not accepted because I would need this one for myself.
I believe in a divine Higher Power who loves all of us and is greater than all of us. The older I get I am learning everything happens for a reason. Most importantly I believe in the words of Julian of Norwich "ALL SHALL BE WELL" http://www.umilta.net/julian.html
This statement necklace will be with me on my journey inspiring me to look good and feel better.
Forgive me as I have to jump on my stationary bike for 9 kilometers, read from my meditation literature and get ready for my visit with my surgeon at 1:00 today.
As I prepare myself for this journey I remember the words spoken to me often by my mother during the three years I took care of her and daddy before they died seven months apart.
" A gals got to do what a gals got to do." Velma Rice
Right now I have to go and take care of myself. Thanks for reading my blogs ;~) Please come back to spend a little time with me as I share my experience of my journey.
Now go make yourself a VERY CREATIVE DAY ;~) Carol Ann Rice Rafferty