- Karen Ingalls
- Ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in 1 of 72 women; 14,000 will die. Please know the symptoms and risk factors: read Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. Books at www.amazon.com. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO GYNECOLOGIC CANCER RESEARCH. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club and Rave Writers International Society of Authors, and Patient Leadership Council. I WILL NOT USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN CONTACTING YOU DIRECTLY. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.
Friday, February 28, 2014
MAKING A BIRD'S NEST
A very special friend recently sent me a beautiful email in response to reading my book, Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. His wife passed away a few years ago from ovarian cancer and he comes to our monthly lunch in Orlando.
When she lost her hair she decided to make a bird's nest out of it.
Now it is my turn to make a bird's nest.
Yesterday I learned that the cancer has returned!
It is a tumor in my abdomen near my colon and two nodules in my left lung.
I will have chemotherapy again, starting very soon.
The good news is that the tumors are small and contained.
I ask for your prayers for me, my husband, and family....
In closing, here is the prayer from St. Francis of Assisi that helped support me the first time I faced this ugly and scary challenge:
Lord, help me to live this day quietly, easily.
To lean upon thy great strength trustfully, restfully.
To wait for the unfolding of thy will patiently, serenely.
To meet others peacefully, joyously.
To face tomorrow confidently, courageously.