Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Race for the Cure

My manager isn't at work this week. She started aggressive chemotherapy last Monday and isn't feeling up to it.

Three months ago, C had blood on her nipple and went to the doctor to have it checked out. Within six weeks, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and scheduled for surgery to remove the tissue and any lymph nodes that might be effected. After the surgery, they decided that the margins weren't large enough from the cancerous tissue, and she had more tissue removed.

After having an easy recovery from surgery, C was given the options for continued treatment. The oncology team recommended four treatments of chemotherapy at three-week intervals. They told her she'd be pretty sick for about three days following the treatment. Apparently this was the understatement of the century for C. After an easier that expected recovery from surgery, she had a worse than expected reaction to the chemotherapy.

While C is out, I've taken on some of her responsibilities. She divided everything between several people so it wouldn't be too difficult for any one person. I'm more than happy to do whatever I can to make it easier for her. She is married with two young daughters and I know this will be a hard Spring and Summer for all of them. The prognosis is good, but there will be several very hard months ahead with the treatment C is getting right now.

In June, the DH and I will run in the Race for the Cure for our 5th year. It has new meaning to me as I do what I can to support my manager in her fight. If you're interested in helping out, then please sponsor me by going to my Race for the Cure Fund Raising Page and make a donation. The other alternative would be to sign up and join me and the DH on June 6th as we run for a cure. It's only 5K (3.08 miles), so I know you could do it. Come on!


Layla said...

I am totally signing up! I ran yesterday... it was really hard :(

Today will be better. I hope.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

It's not much but I made a small donation. I hope you make your goal. Cancer has played a very big and sad role in my family. Good luck on the race!