Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Goodbye . . .

I sketched this the other day while I was keeping watch over Mr Hollywood's dad.... His dad died today after a long battle with cancer....The cancer started in his eye, he ignored the blurred vision that he had... by the time he dealt with it...the cancer had spread... he didn't really get time to enjoy his retirement...

One of my best friends had breast cancer two years ago she is now healthy and cancer free. The doctors got the cancer in time that she didn't even lose her breast....a routine Monogram found it...she hadn't noticed the lump..even though she self checked regularly. 
With every sad story there is  a happy story too...
So check your breasts regularly go for your smear tests, get your eyes tested yearly, don't put things off...nine times out of ten things are fine.... my breast lumps turned out to be cysts...
My heart goes out to anyone who is putting off going for tests...waiting for results...and anyone battling cancer.  If this post helps one person it was worth sharing... x

9 comments:

laurie said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss and so very happy for the happy endings as well, lovely sketch,

Netty said...

Great sketches and a mixture of sad and good news Catherine. The advice is good as well. Hugs Annette x

Jenny Blair said...

Oh life is so full of joys and heart aches, especially when it concerns people we love. Sending big hugs to your Mr Hollywood and you. Beautiful pencil sketches xx

ps..thankyou so much for the website promo..am blushing and beaming all in one go xx

Miriam Kaye said...

{{hugs}} to you.

xx

Jehanne's doodles said...

I am so sorry to hear of your lost. I hope H is okay. Yup the routine test are very important. One of my grans died of cervical cancer which could have been detected with a smear :(
lovely sketches.

Wini said...

Hi Catherine, thank you for the lovely message that you left on my blog. Your girls are really delightful!!! I am sorry to hear of your loss. Thanks for the reminder to have checkups. I am due for a smear and I hate going. But its so important. Wini xo

Tammie said...

oh, how sad about your father in law. how wonderful for your friend and for you and your cysts. it is hard to keep up with everything in our lives. health is the most valuable, along with connection with people and life. thank you ~

Sophia said...

I'm sorry to hear of the loss, Catherine. Hugs

Ioanna Nikolaou said...

very nice!!