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


Anonymous said...

Dear Cathy and Ellen,

I am sending every bit of positive energy I can find your way. I hope that Ellen is doing ok with the chemo and that it will be successful. I hope that soon you will be enjoying the peace and beauty of Lake Ellen together. It looks like a wonderful place to relax and appreciate nature.

Much love,
Pam Felth

Anonymous said...

Dear Ellen,
You will be and will always be in my thoughts when I am outside and I will make some special time Monday to be outside praying for you.
Love, David

Anonymous said...

Dear friends,

May we all joint together in prayer Monday evening until we meet the critical mass required to send this tumor and every other one looking for an easier target. This little cajun is a fierce fighter and Cathy with all their mutual friends & ours will stand up with them to say "NO not now" and with lots more prayers and a little luck "NO not ever". In the mean time, let's all be reminded that Today is a gift - which is why they call it The Present... Let's all be more conscious of living each day to the fullest.

Lots of love,

Steve Bogdanoff said...

Dear Ellen and Cathy,

We will be sending healthy and loving prayers to you both, and will light a candle. Couples can learn from your amazing example of what love, strength and devotion in a committed relationship is all about.

We love you,
Steve & Art

Peggy Suarez said...

Dear Ellen & Cathy,
I will be surrounding you both with light & love this evening... so in hope that you receive positive news tomorrow morning.

Big Hug,

Anonymous said...

Dear Cathy and Ellen, I have been thinking about you, and I am praying for you and visualizing a counter attack. Love you both, I will not give up thinking healing thoughts for you. Susan