A Wonderful Surprise from Australia

My friend Jess and I in New York, 2007

My dear friend Jess who lives in Australia called me today urging me to check my email since she had news to share. I opened my email and what a wonderful surprise I received….. The site Frockaholics – amazing resource for fashion-organized a contest to celebrate the International Women’s Day. Jess entered the contest that consited in writing about stories of inspiring women. Jess wrote about me. The great news is that the story was selected. The prize is two beautiful Camilla lace up shirts one for Jess and one for me!  

Thank you Jess, I can’t wait to see you in May!!!!!. And thank you Frockaholics for this honor, I hope my story and journey beating cancer inspire other women around the world to stay positive despite difficult times.

P.S. A new pair of shoes, a cool bag and a new dress are always a great reminder on how beautiful and fabulous we are.

Flower Power

Through my mother-in-law I learned about the Children’s Art Project, an initiative from the University of Texas MD Anderson  Cencer Center to portray artwork of young patients and artists in diverse merchandise. Thank you Kathy for the beautiful “Flower Power” scarf. Certainly, flowers have the power of healing and bringing colors to life. To Connie, Anne, Katie & Emily thank you very much for the beautiful flowers you sent. Flowers make me smile.

The National Cherry Blossom festival in DC starts in March 20. The three pictures below depict some of the famous cherry blossom trees (with no flowers yet). I took those pictures last week on a beautiful walk in DC.

Last Monday I had my fifth chemo, almost 50% done!!. This time the administration of the chemo was easier since now I have a port (I feel like the bionic woman haha).
Based on my last week scan results, my body is responding to the medicines and the lymph nodes have shrunk considerably. I am more tired though. So far, so good!!.

Thank you for your words of encouragement, but most importantly thank you for your prayers.

Let’s enjoy the flower power in Spring!!!