Misti asked us to make a card using one of the Many Colors of Cancer. This card is to honor my Mom. As some of you know she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1988. She had a mastectomy and treatments and was cancer free until last year. So I used pink to edge the oval to represent the breast cancer. The white represents the cancer she has now, lung cancer. Her oncologist says it is from the original breast cancer and she has been doing treatments. So far, the five spots on her lungs have been staying roughly the same size and I think she is doing pretty good for being 82 years old!!!
*You may notice there is a touch of purple on the outer edge. That is for my Lammie friends. Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a rare lung disease that affects women during childbearing years and there is no cure. Lung transplant is the only option at this point. There is a BIG debate as to if it is a true cancer or not. It has many of the same characteristics, but some differences too. Thank you for reading about it too! Blessings to all!
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Date: Monday, October 7, 2013 GMT Views: 499
Registered: January 7, 2007 Location: Southern California Posts: 34140
Mon, Oct 07, 2013 @ 5:23 PM
Kathleen, this is such an elegant card with the white predominant, and the touches of pink & purple. Such an interesting back story. I do hope Mom hangs in there. My Mom (same age as yours) is also a breast cancer survivor, so I can relate to this story. There are so many touching stories being told in this card gallery.
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Mon, Oct 07, 2013 @ 7:03 PM
Aaaah, so pretty and such a touching story of survival and battle!! Sounds like your mom is a fighter! Lost mine 11 years ago of Alzheimer's Disease...another terrible disease we need to find a cure for!! But anyway, totally love your beautiful white card with the edged pink and purple!
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Registered: July 23, 2007 Location: Syracuse, Indiana Posts: 22574
Tue, Oct 08, 2013 @ 9:08 AM
So sorry your mom is having to face cancer again after so many years cancer free, but it sounds like she is having a good response to treatment at least. I went and read about your lung condition. It is rough to have something rarer that doesn't get as much attention or research as other cancers/diseases. Prayers for you and your mom.
Your card is so pretty with the soft sponging of the white on white embossing.