I had a colonoscopy done a few weeks ago and we discussed the results with the doctor this week. They found a polyp and removed it. The lab results indicated that it was in an advanced stage of pre-cancerous cells, which means that it was about to turn cancerous. It is now removed and since they are so slow growing, there is no need to check again for three years. This has brought up a fear in me that there is more cancer growing in various other parts of my body. I am sure that the recent death of my brother at the age of sixty has added to this fear, even though we don't think he died of cancer.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Senbazuru is the Japanese name for one thousand paper cranes held together by string. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. Katie has been working on her Senbazuru project (although hers are not held together by string) for nearly a year, and finished up just a week before Chinese New Year, so it was fitting for us to see her finished project for the first time for our Chinese New Year celebration.