“I dream my painting and then I paint my dream” Vincent Van Gogh

21 Aug

Wow, this post was four years ago, pretty much to the day. And, today, I am again, thinking these same thoughts, so it seems appropriate to “reblog” it.
I had a biopsy back in June of a suspicious looking red area (small) on my left breast. My primary care physician did the biopsy and sent it out for testing and the pathology came back benign. I did not realize that “benign” in this case only referred to skin cancer – as in the red spot was not skin cancer.
I saw my oncologist yesterday. She saw the red spot on my left breast and explained that breast cancer can recur in the skin. She further explained that apparently the testing in June should have included testing for breast cancer markers. So now they are running a stain (on the same sample from June) to see if it tests positive for breast cancer. Ugh, sigh. My head was spinning yesterday (and, I confess, much of today).
I appreciate any prayers, good juju, positive vibes, etc., you can send my way.
Hoping for good news.
Much love and peace,


starry night


Today I am dreaming that I am cancer free.

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6 Responses to ““I dream my painting and then I paint my dream” Vincent Van Gogh”

  1. karen sutherland August 21, 2013 at 8:06 AM #

    oh, lisa I am so very sorry you are going through the BIG WAIT for results from pathology. I am sending in the troops – positive vibes, good juju, loving thoughts, warm hugs, huge hope – to help quell the anxiety and bring you good news. do all you can to be good to yourself. waiting sucks. thank goodness your oncologist sprung into action, but I am just so sorry that she had to. I call the whole package a bucket of fuckedness – I am so angry that you have to endure another scary, mind boggling episode.

    sending you much love and light, XOXO

    Karen, TC

    • cancerfree2b August 21, 2013 at 8:52 AM #

      Awe, thank you Karen, so much 🙂
      I appreciate your sending in all of the troops! I really appreciate it, feel better already 🙂

      I am concerned and will just have to see, hoping, obviously, for the best.

      Thank you for your kind words and thoughts, I truly appreciate it and am grateful.

      Much love to you!

  2. Facing Cancer Together August 21, 2013 at 1:55 PM #

    Big sigh and loads of positive vibes flowing your way. Let’s hope the mark comes back totally cancer free. It’s such a stressful time waiting for results, I hope yours return and bring huge relief that it’s not cancer. ~Catherine

    • cancerfree2b August 21, 2013 at 2:20 PM #

      Thank you Catherine! I appreciate your positive vibes! Just got good news regarding my friend who was diagnosed with lung cancer last week – he found out today that it has NOT spread – so here’s to hoping for more good news!

      Thank you for commenting!

      All the best to you!

  3. sally peck August 21, 2013 at 10:39 PM #

    Dear, dear Lisa, when I replied to your hiking sign, “HOPE,” I hadn’t seen this post. I’m so very sorry another scare and time of waiting is upon you. You have been so brave and strong all through this shitty junk. You are fierce and are going to beat this! I’m sending legions of angels, lots of prayer and blessings for you.
    Love, Sally

    • cancerfree2b August 22, 2013 at 10:29 AM #

      Hi Aunt Sally!
      Thank you for such a lovely message and especially for your prayers and for sending legions of angels (I love that)!
      Your prayers mean everything to me. I love you.

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