Wednesday, May 4, 2011

That Ubiquitous Pink Ribbon...


.....has found its way to my neck of the woods, or perhaps more aptly put, my breast of the woods. I've been waiting for what seems like FOREVER for the definitive results but didn't want to post anything until I had a positive biopsy report in my hands. Today I received the diagnosis of invasive lobular carcinoma in my left breast. I'm seeing a surgeon in Indianapolis a week from Friday and hope to know what my treatment options are but I wanted you, my friends, to know why I've been so negligent in my blogging, as well use this particular blog post to ask with all my heart and soul for your prayers and well-wishes.

The Other Side of 50 will be on hiatus until further notice. Please don't forget me and know that I'll never forget you.

love to you all,
Mags

82 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh Maggie... I am so sorry. Will be thinking of you and praying for you. Hugs.

Sippity Sup said...

My thoughts are prayers are with you. GREG

Katrina said...

Thoughts and prayers to you! I just think you're fantastic! You'll get through this! God bless.

PlumpNotFat said...

Well, $hit.

That's all I can think to say.

:(

Cookin' Canuck said...

Oh Maggie, I'm so sorry that you're going through this. My thoughts are with you.

MrsMe said...

May God give you strength, fortitude and peace in your battle. You will remain in my prayers. Hugs

marla said...

You are in my heart and prayers my friend. Strength and blessings to you. xo

Mary @Delightful Bitefuls said...

Mags, I'm so sorry to hear this. Please know that I will be praying for you. Your recipes, humour writing and witty spirits will be miss on 'The Other Side of Fifty' but I pray that you will remain positive and hopeful in the coming weeks... surrounding yourself with the ones you love. Praying always... We WILL be hearing from you soon! xo

Julie said...

I will keep you in my thoughts!! I think you're a fighter, so you'll beat this!! Sending hugs! Julie

June said...

Thinking of you my friend and praying too. Hugs & much love.

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. :-)

Megan said...

I am so sorry Mags. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I wish the best. God bless you as you walk this path.

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. They've made great strides in treatment. God Bless!

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

I will be keeping you in my prayers! Strength, healing and hugs to you, my friend!

From the Kitchen said...

Prayers and healing thoughts on the way to you! We'll all be anxiously waiting to hear how your treatment is going.

Best,
Bonnie

Sue said...

Of course you'll be in my prayers, Mags! God bless you through this experience. XO Sue

Anonymous said...

From a lurker - I'm so sorry to hear that. Be encouraged, though, breast cancer treatment has come a really long way in recent years. I'm hoping for a very smart and creative medical team for you.

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Oh Mags! I'm so sorry that this has happened to you and your family. I'll definitely be thinking of you and will certainly be looking forward to hearing your witty remarks & awesome recipes when you recover.
Laurie

Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food said...

Sending all my love, hopes, and best wishes your way, dear Mags. And a big "be gone" to your very unwelcome guest.

Angie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Mag. I'm so sorry you have to go throw this.

Carolyn said...

Thinking of you, Mags.

Haden News said...

Thoughts and prayers are sent your way!!! ~~hugs too~~

Abby said...

I'm so sorry. =( Sending tons of good thoughts, prayers, and hugs your way!!

Caroline said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear this news. Sending every ounce of good karma your way!

Laura said...

I hate when terrible things happen to absolutely wonderful people. Praying hard for you, as I know many others are!

A Year on the Grill said...

Mag, be a fighter... Great things are happening daily.

All our best, good thoughts coming your way

Dave and Jackie

stephchows said...

Mags I am so deeply sorry to hear your news. Many many thoughts and prayers coming your way from John and me.

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. All my thoughts and prayers to you.

Farmgirl Gourmet said...

Mags - I'm so sorry to hear this news! Try to be as positive as you can and LAUGH a lot....it works! I come from a long line of BC on my Mothers side and know this news all too well! Stay strong and believe that you will kick the cancers butt!!! Hugs, prayers and love are coming your way!

The Mom Chef said...

Tears. Sorrow. Hurt.

And many, many prayers. No, I will not forget.

JANICE said...

I have been reading your blog for a short time. I wish you the very best and pray for your speedy recovery.

Suzy said...

Definitely agree with PlumpNotFat's comment above. All I can add is that this sucks.

So glad you have so many people (including me) thinking and praying for you!!!

Deb I said...

Prayers, hugs, thoughts, kisses and wishes - all sent with loving thoughts to you!!

Barbara said...

Oh Mags, I am so sorry. I am sending all my love and prayers your way!

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

Thoughts and prayers coming your way! I'll miss your humor and great recipes while you're on hiatus and hope you're right back here on this fabulous blog before you know it!

Anonymous said...

Do not let this get the best of you...you get the best of it. I would love to follow your joys and sorrows through the recipes you make. And I am sure you could come up with some great recipe titles to fit the mood. Very obvious that you are a fighter - so fight and keep doing what you love. YOU own cancer, it does not own you! Do not give in!

Julie Church said...

Adding you to my prayer list, Maggie, and sending lots of love your way. I have several friends who are breast cancer survivors and one who has started an annual walk in our county to help raise funds for those women who can't afford mammograms. You can read about it here: http://kickinit-onestepatatime.com/default.aspx God bless you and comfort you!

Pegasuslegend said...

So sorry to hear this has happened to you. You will be added to our prayer list at church, many prayers for your strength and courage...to stay strong... we will be here for you when you get back! prayers coming your way everyday.... Claudia

christine said...

I'm so sorry Maggie. My very best wishes go out to you.

c. said...

Sending you my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Lurker until this point but I wanted you to know that my thoughts are with you. You can beat this!

Nanan said...

Oh my dear, you are on the top of the list! Hail Mary...

Mary said...

Maggie, I'm so sorry you are going through this. Thoughts and prayers are coming your way. I suspect you are a scrapper and scrappers have been known to defeat champions. You can beat this, Maggie. Blessings...Mary

Nancy F. said...

We will definitely miss your take on things but we will keep checking back for you to be blogging soon. Prayers sent your way.

egbkid said...

I hope all goes well and you get well fast. We will be waiting for you to come back, happy and healthy with new recipes!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Prayers for perseverance and fortitude for you, wisdom for your docs, and love from your family. Eat healthy and keep your chin up!

Trish said...

I will be thinking of you, and I hope you will reach out when you need too

Winnie said...

Will be thinking of and praying for you Maggie...hope to see you back here blogging very soon :)

Leslie said...

Of course, we're all pulling for you, Maggie. We're there holding your hand when they're poking and prodding you. We're there rubbing your shoulders when you need to relax and we're there to take out the trash and scrub the floors. We all wish we could be THERE but we're keeping you in our hearts just the same. xo Leslie

Anonymous said...

Hey! That's a really tough thing to face, but you have a lot of living to do, Mags, and you have a beautiful grandchild who needs to have a grandmother who is positive and upbeat. No goodbyes here - you have too many frinds to just decided to bail out. That is NOT an option. Do what you need to do, but you start thinking about how to LIVE. That's rule number one. Remember some of mine: "one day at a time", and "this too shall pass". Along with living comes the things you love to do, so do them. And don't let the bastards grind you down. Ever.

SeattleDee said...

Good luck with this new challenge. You have such positive energy and attitude, and that's going to help in the weeks and months ahead. My thoughts are with you.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Oh Mags, I am so sorry to hear this. Take care of yourself and I hope for the best.

Linda said...

Come back to us soon...cancer-free and ready for the next stage of your life.

M.J. Jacobsen said...

Oh damn, sorry to hear this. Will be thinking of you and your family. Good vibes and hugs coming your way.

Jennifer (Savor) said...

Hugs and prayers for you and your family.

willbear said...

Thinking and praying for you.

willbear said...

Praying for you, from another lurker. I hope you have nothing but good news from now on.

Nanan said...

Thinking of you today - FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!!!!!

Debbie said...

I will miss your posts and will keep checking for any updates. Please know that many people are praying for you including me and I will send as many good thoughts your way as my old brain allows! And I'll keeping praying and praying......

Anonymous said...

A lurker sending best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Susie said...

Marge-

Please know you are in the thoughts & prayer of the "Brigle Crew".

You can kick this in the ass!!!!

Jane said...

Dear Maggie,
If any woman can recover and thrive after a breast cancer diagnosis, it has got to be you. Take it easy, whenever you can, and be good to yourself. I'll keeping sending good thoughts, good vibes, and good prayers for a swift and uncomplicated recovery. While on hiatus, you are going to be greatly missed, but we'll still be here when you get back!

Jane :)

Aggie said...

Please know that I am thinking of you...sending good healthy vibes your way!!

Kathleen said...

Maggie, I'm so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend!! Kathleen

Pam said...

I am just know reading this! I am so sorry and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know how you are doing.

Anonymous said...

Dear Maggie, from the Netherlands I'm sending you my heartfelt best wishes and hoping everything comes out for the best. Take care, Lilian

susies1955 said...

WHAT?????? Like one other gal said "shit". I'll be praying all goes well.
Susie

Saleta said...

Praying for you. Please keep us updated and know that you are thought of often. Blessings!

Donna said...

Another lurker letting you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. My mom had breast cancer last summer. It was a long road, but she's much better today. I wish you the best.

Donna at What the Dog Ate

Susan said...

Hi--don't know if you're reading comments or not, but I just found your blog today and thought--hey, she sounds like me! And then I found out--a little too much like me. I also had breast cancer. The good news is that it has been 13 years of smooth sailing, and not a single problem or recurrence. So now I'm hoping you will be just like me! Good luck, and just know that there is life on the other side. The treatment takes over your life, but you *will* come out on the other side!

DebH said...

I am sorry and I wish you much Wellness! I know your feelings and want you to know I know first hand. Its a frightening time and it changes a person forever. I say its all good now that I look back...but I know first hand..its scarey as hell!! I send you strength!

paintgurl40 said...

i'm sorry to hear the bad news. my prayers are with you and hope everything goes well.

Amanda said...

OMG I was so behind on my toolbar that I hadn't seen this until now. In fact I was flying through all my shares click click click and saw your note. So I hit the back button and came back. My thoughts and prayers are with you Mags and I am sending you virtual hugs, I'm only sorry I am so tardy!!

Houstonwino said...

Just read what Amanda said and it goes for me too. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

thisoldbroad said...

I believe you can beat this.
I believe you are a warrior.
Consider yourself hugged!

Chaya said...

Maggie, I am so sorry you have to go through this. I know you are a trooper and you are going to win this battle. With all our cheers for your success and our prayers for a complete recovery, you have to win.

saltandserenity said...

Maggie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you strength and good humor as you work your way through this battle. I know you have both in great abundance. I am looking forward to The other Side of Fifty making a quick comeback!

Anonymous said...

My prayers will be with you. Stay strong!

Cooking with K said...

I will be praying for you...you are a blessing!

Pam said...

My prayers are with you. Stay strong and kick it to the curb! Hugs!!!

thisoldbroad said...

I check every day hoping for an update on Maggie. I know we seem anonymous out here in blogger space, but we do care about this sweet, funny lady who brightened our days by sharing a bit of herself with other women of ' a certain age'.

I'm still cheering for our warrior & sending her strength. I know the bumpy road she travels now has some big potholes, but there's a sweet shop just a little farther up with the best chocolate. My treat.

susies1955 said...

I've been wondering how she is too.
Susie