Tuesday, July 15, 2008

In the news/En las noticias

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This ad featuring me and my old super great hair will be coming out in this Sunday's Oregonian, so be sure to buy one, or steal your neighbor's, clip out my ad, and save it for all time.

The text reads:

"One year after my first diagnosis of stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma, I was feeling good. I was just getting my hair back, and then I got sick again.

When you have cancer, everything is overwhelming. Providence Cancer Center surrounds you with people who help you through it. My patient advocate helped me get financial assistance through Providence. My doctors created a state-of-the-art treatment plan, and my oncologist worked with fertility specialists to make sure children would still be an option for me in the future.

I’m a realist. I know that the rest of my treatment won’t be easy, but I want to make it through this, and I don’t want to forget who I was before. I was an English teacher. I am a wife. Someday, I want to be a mom.

Right now, I’m a patient at Providence Cancer Center. This isn’t who I want to be forever, but this is where I want to be right now.

– D, wife and daughter, Portland, Oregon"


Este anuncio, en el cual se destaca mi bellisimo ex-(y futuro) look, saldrá en el periódico el Oregonian este domingo. Es un anuncio que hice cuando hicieron el comercial para el hospital, y ya me escribieron y me pidieron permiso para publicarlo en el periódico...chidillo. Voy a comprar miles de periódicos y guardarlos para siempre :-)
Besos.

El texto dice:

"Un año después de mi primer diagnóstico de linfoma tipo Hodgkin, etapa cuatro, me sentía bien. Apenas se me empezó a crecer el cabello, y luego me enfermé de nuevo.

Cuando tienes cáncer, todo es muy abrumante. Providence Cancer Center te rodea de la gente que te ayuda a manejarlo. Mi asesor me ayudó a conseguir asistencia económica de Providence. Mis doctores crearon un plan de tratamiento de tecnología punta, y mi oncólogo trabajo con especialistas en fertilidad para asegurar que en el futuro tendría la posibilidad de tener hijos.

Soy realista. Sé que el tratamiento que me espera no va a ser fácil, pero quiero superarlo, y no quiero olvidar quien era antes. Fui maestra de inglés. Soy esposa. Algún día quiero ser mamá.

Ahora, soy paciente en Providence Cancer Center. No es lo que quiero ser para siempre, pero es en donde quiero estar por ahora.

- D, esposa e hija, Portland, Oregon"

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Honey,

On my computer at work I can't read the text of the ad - which is a shame if that is true for others - your words are so wonderful, maybe you could do something about that or repeat the text in the body of the blog.

You are beautiful - inside and out.
Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

CANT WAIT!!!! I agree with your mom, you should write what it says in the add (for all your friends who don't live in the PDX area). LOVE YOU MISS YOU!!

Marci :-)

Darcy Davidson said...

Ok, done!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!! It brought a tear to my eye.....but it is only cuz I love you so much!!! Thanks for printing the text, I will cut it out and make you autograph it and put it on the wall of shame at work!!!

Duane said...

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!! I love the ad. You look amazing!!

Anonymous said...

HOLA,
I READ YOUR BLOG AND THE AD...YIKES, WHAT A GREAT WRITER YOU TURNED OUT TO BE...ANY FUTURE PLANS TO BECOME A FAMOUS WRITER OF...A NOVEL, SHORT STORIES, MAGAZINE ARTICLES?! BECOME FILTHY RICH?!HA HA. I REALLLY LOVE YOUR STYLE. TELLING A TRUE STORY IS THE BEST AND THE EASIEST. YOU ARE ALREADY DOING THAT. THINK UP YOUR HAPPY ENDING, 100 ENDINGS!?. SEE WHICH ONE COMES CLOSEST. HA HA MARCIA