Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hope in a Jar Sunflowers and Larkspur by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Hope in a Jar Sunflowers & Larkspur
by Nancy Medina


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Hope in a Jar Sunflowers and Larkspur is the newest painting in Flower Mound Studio and is dedicated to all the very brave gals I know who are fighting and who have survived cancer. I had some scary results from a routine mammogram last week, and was called in for an ultrasound. The doctor found a very tiny spot in my left breast. As she stood over me pointing to the screen, showing me the "shadow" this tiny spot cast (a bad sign, she said), my whole body shook and my teeth chattered. I could hardly get the questions out. When I got outside, I sat alone in my car and sobbed. I turned my head away from the window, so people walking by would hopefully not see me. Then I pulled myself together and stopped crying. I thought about some incredible ladies I know who have survived very real battles with cancer. They've fought it bravely and with class and grace. They have faced much more than the small challenge right now that I am facing.

With mom's health being so poor lately, I did not want her to find out. I hope that her first knowledge of this will be when I tell her I have received the biopsy results, and the tiny mass was nothing at all to worry about. While I'm waiting for that, I will think of Susan, Roxanne, Sue, Beth, and Melanie. Just thinking of them makes me feel much braver, though I am probably the world's worst patient, the biggest worry wart, and the kind of person who drives doctors to drink with second guessing and endless questions. For now, I'm waiting on a phone call. Part of me wishes it would come, the other dreads it. Fortunately, there are many distractions, four of whom are quite demanding about fetch, food and tummy rubs!

A peek at my very patient studio models
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