Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Over the course of the past 6 months I have met quite a few breast cancer survivors in person, on the internet and through my blog. One of the people I recently met is linked to my family but not of my immediate family. Lynn was diagnosed with breast cancer about one month after me. She has had a journey that I don't even know all the details of, but in the course of her 40 young years had had over 50 surgeries and has even had a kidney transplant. Lynn had the same plastic surgeon as me. We had talked on the phone, exchanged Christmas cards and she even came to visit me in the hospital when I was last in. She herself was also in just recovering from a mastectomy when I was in. This past weekend Lynn ended up in the hospital with a urinary tract infection and has died from complications from her hospitalization. She leaves behind a husband of only several years and a 16 year old son. Please say a prayer for Lynn and her family!

She is the first person I have known with breast cancer that has died,although she didn't die from breast cancer.

Life is short,cherish every moment and never take anything for granted!


The Barnes Crew said...

So sad, I'm so very sorry to hear this. Prayers for all!

Anonymous said...

This is so sad! I am sorry for the loss, and that another sister lost her battle even though it wasn't cancer that took her life.

Thank you for the gift tonight. I just wanted to tell you look great. Keep doing what you are doing, and I will keep you in my prayers to finish your chemo. Also, I will pray for Lynn's husband and son, and extended family. It was great seeing you tonight. Talk to you when I get back from Indiana. Connie

Amber S said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

Anonymous said...


I am sorry for your loss. You have met so many wonderful women since your diagnosis. Women who have brought much to your life. I am sorry you have lost a friend. I will pray for you and her family.