Friday, October 26, 2012


This Saturday our Hostess with the Pink Mostess Beverly is featuring Breast Cancer Awareness.  Last year at this time I did not have a personal family member who had suffered from this terrible disease.  This last January my sister was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

Kathy had a fall down a flight of stairs and bruised her breast.  After a few months she started bleeding from that breast and went to her local doctor. Did not expect to have cancer but the doctor found a spot and was told to go to a specailist.  We all thought it was maybe a large bruize that caused the bleeding but no it was maligant cancer.

After several pictures they found cancer all the way back to the breast wall. They removed the whole breast.  After all the tests the cancer HAD NOT SPREAD TO THE LYMPH NODES!!!  No more treatment!!! She does however take a pill everyday for the next 5 years to help with the occurance of further cancer developing in the other breast!!

All we can say and its kind of wierd---but thank goodness for the fall- this way they found the lump!!!

This is my sister  Katie Bell last Christmas right before they found the cancer.

Below is a picture of one of the beautiful fountains turned pink from the Country Club Plaza in our city.

Ofcourse you find that famous pink ribbon everywhere around in October but this is just a little one I found at a fair this month.

A special cookie for all those who have faced the odds against this disease.

Linking with Beverly at



Marilou Bain said...

Happy pink Saturday Ann, thanks for stopping by, I hope you have time to join in, what a wonderful and loving cause! Hugs and blessings to your sister.
Marilou xoxo

Holly said...

Hi Ann~
What a wonderful post from the pink fountain water, to the yummy cookie and most of all of your sister!!
I'm having a giveaway, so stop by and enter! Happy Pink Saturday!

Leann said...

Hi Ann

Glad to hear that your Sis is a-ok now. My cousin just went through this - scary to say the least?!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I'm so glad your sisier is doing well. Sadly, I lost my best friend to it. A lovely post and Happy Pinks!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sorry, I meant to say I'm so glad your "sister" is doing well!

Penny Phillips said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you so much for stopping by. I am so glad to hear that your sister is doing well. Hugs, Penny

Lorraine said...

Hi Ann--Wow, amazingly enough, my sister was also diagnosed with BC last January and had a mastectomy! Glad your sister is doing well. My sister still has issues with draining from the surgical site. Otherwise, she's an amazing person. Take care. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

LV said...

It is hard to understand, but sometimes bad things happened for a reason. Your sister's fall probably saved her life. Yes, to answer your comment question on my blog, the paper indeed was printed in pink.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's such a shock when a family member is involved!

Kathy said...

Our falls are often ordained by the Lord...great story!
So happy this disease was niped.
xo, Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful post oubout our beautiful sis. Love you.

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Ann, blessing to your sister, glad to hear she is doing better. Lovely fountain with the pink and a very nice Pink Saturday post. Hugs, Lu

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

So happy your sis is doing well now. We just never know how or when something like this will happen.
Remember, go get your mammogram!


Annesphamily said...

Glad your sweet sis is doing so AWESOME! Funny how things happen for a reason. I am always certain the Lord is behind it all!
Love your sweet post!
Nick will be running Monday in Overland Park again! Jayhawk Conference Region VI championship! They were on the bus ride there yesterday afternoon! We sure miss that boy so since you are so close send a bucket full of prayers that all the team runs well and stays strong and healthy!
Always delightful to visit such a sweet friend!
Blessings Anne

Sue McPeak said...

So very happy to know that your Sista is doing well....Blessing to her and you...I know you were there for her all through her ordeal. Thanks for this great Pink Saturday post and photos. Amazing fountain and what a cookie!!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Ali Crehan said...

A lovely post - and so glad that your sister's cancer was caught and her outcome has been good! said...

I'm so thankful for your sister's fall. My husband discovered his cancer when he went for sinus surgery years back. Thankful for that decision because it would have been undetected. At the same time, a friend's husband discovered the same cancer and he was gone in a year. Very different stories. So, yes I understand your thankfulness for the fall. I'm glad it was caught.
Hugs and blessings to you and yours and
Happy Pink Saturday!

Olivia said...

A beautiful post!!! So happy she caught it and things were good for you dear sister.

Judy Bigg said...

What a wonderful survivor story of your sister. Congrats to her and you for this lovely post. Wish I could have been the pink fountains at the plaza since I live in the area. Thanks for sharing her story. said...

Hi Ann, my niece lives in KC and I have seen the pink fountain in Oct! Thank you for featuring Breast Cancer Awareness and for visiting the Painted Apron.

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