A journal of my experiences with breast cancer to inform those who are interested and to help any one else who might have just been diagnosed.

“[She] will have no fear of bad news; [her] heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7

Friday, February 21, 2014

Colonoscopy Results and Fear

The "little things" grow up, and all the "little things" we do with them makes a difference.
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 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.
Here is the largest...

and these are the smallest. She made a centerpiece from the bowl of the smallest ones, along with her 1000th crane and some chopsticks.
Quentin and Katie decorated the whole house with them, and these were the leftovers.