One of my best and dearest friends Amber Gratz goes in this afternoon for a bilateral double mastectomy. She has been undergoing chemotherapy for the last six months to shrink a tumor in her breast, and that treatment has been unsuccessful – in fact the tumor not only didn’t respond, it grew. After the surgery the testing begins and a determination for the next steps begins. It’s a marathon she is running.
No one deserves cancer. Everyone deserves to beat it. I know that not everyone does; people that I care deeply for have not. The unfairness of that takes my breath away, and today, I selfishly wish that in the terrible lottery that is cancer, Amber is one of the lucky ones…because she is an incredibly good person, because she has a three year old son who was so hard fought; because she has a husband who has overcome tremendous physical challenges in the last two years; because she has faced enough and this is too much; because she is facing this like she faces everything with grace, practicality, and sensibility; because she has an incredible family who loves her beyond words; because *I* love her beyond words.
So today I send all the healing mercies and positive energy that I possess westward to California. Today on Wishcasting Wednesday, I wish for her a good day. A surgery without complications. A prognosis that is positive beyond their expectations.