Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May 27, 2009

Cathy and Ellen enjoying the view at "Lake Ellen".

The best remedy for those who are afraid,
lonely or unhappy is to go outside,
somewhere where they can be quiet, alone
with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that
all is as it should be and that
God wishes to see people happy,
amidst the simple beauty of nature.
--Anne Frank

I have been meaning to post this photo for a long time. I took the shot when I visited Ellen and Cathy back in November at a place they like to go for walking and sitting and just being. They appropriately named the body of water Lake Ellen and it makes me feel good whenever I look at the photo.

Cathy asked me to update everyone on the news from the past couple of weeks, so here goes. Two weeks ago Ellen's MRI showed that the tumor had grown back in two places. It is not unusual for this type of tumor, but it does mean that the current chemo combination she was on was not working and would have to be changed. The doctor felt the need to aggressively fight these new tumors with three types of chemo over a three week period. On Tuesday, June 2nd (at 7:45 a.m.) Ellen will receive another MRI to see if the tumors are responding to the treatments. This is where all her friends and family are needed. When she was in surgery, we all did a group prayer, did a meditation, lit a candle, looked at the sky, and sent loads of positive energy her way. She needs that again. So wherever you are on Monday evening, let's help her attack those tumors with all the energy we can muster! And send those positive telepathy, by e-mail and by phone!

We are with you Ellen (and Cathy)...sitting at Lake Ellen and enjoying the view.
Love, Donna