Notes from the Lake

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A good friend of mine made this comment to me recently and it hit me between the eyes!  This is where I am today, but I am not staying long.  Powerful words!  In her case, she is in a battle with breast cancer that is treatable and curable.  Still absolutely no fun, but she knows that if she keeps her mind moving forward, staying positive, she will not only survive, but thrive.  When she said this to me, it hit me for a lot of different reasons.  While I am thankful I am not in a battle…

Agenda? What Agenda?

21st November 2012

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with a guest about her stay.  As I do most days, I talk to guests about how their stay is going, if they need or want anything that will make them more comfortable or their stay more enjoyable and what their plans are for the remainder of the day.  Today a guest stopped me in my tracks with her response.  After telling me her stay was going great, she was really enjoying herself and there was nothing I could do to make her more comfortable, I asked…

50/50 Chance

8th October 2012

Two years ago I was the primary caregiver for a family member that was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.  She endured a lot over the course of a year, including five surgeries and six rounds of chemotherapy.  The day of her first surgery, when her cancer was formally diagnosed, the surgeon came to her room to check on her after surgery and informed us that the cancer had spread. He felt that 10 or 12 lymph nodes were involved and he pompously pronounced that she had a 50/50 chance…