Monday morning, my sister Claudia is having a double mastectomy. I'm in awe of her and how strong she continues to be. She will be in my constant thoughts, and I'll feel so much better when this is behind her.
She's kept a journal on Caringbridge for months now, as she went through an initial diagnosis, a lumpectomy, and months of chemo, and she's documented her feelings and experiences through all of this, with all the humor and panic and love that one would expect.
If you're interested in seeing what she will be saying during this current period, here's a link to her new blog documenting her procedures with tips on surviving cancer:
If you are interested in reading any of her past Caringbridge posts, type "claudiaschmidt" in the box that says "Visit a website" on this link:
Claudia, I love you.
"Sometimes, people think it's holding on that makes one strong--sometimes, it's letting go." (--Unknown)
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