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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Share Your Cup #259

Hello and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).

 
 
The party where you share the things that make you happy.
 
It's what I call, "filling your cup".
 
I am definitely feeling happy today!  You might recall that last week I mentioned that life had thrown me a bit of a curve ball.
 
Honestly, I wasn't sure if I would even share this with my readers.  I like my blog to be happy and don't want to dwell on the negative.  The more I thought about it, the more I realized that so many of you are dear friends to me!
 
Yes, I've met only a few of you in real life, but I feel that I have built a bond of love and dear friendship!
 
Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Yes, the terrible 'C' word.  They found it during my yearly mammogram.  My family physician  said this was a testimonial to mammograms.  It's so small that it would never have been found with simply a breast exam.
 
So ladies, get your mammograms!!
I am so thankful for the Dr. that did the ultra sound.  He just about sent me on my way, but he said there was one area that was mildly suspicious.
 
I saw the Oncologist yesterday and this is what I found out.
 
I learned that Cancer has a grade and a stage.  I was told I was a stage 2, but it really was a grade 2.  Stage can only be determined after the lump is removed.  She said she  would guess I am a stage 1.  I will not need chemo or a mastectomy unless they find it in my lymph nodes.  I will have radiation every day for 6 weeks.  She wants me to have a MRI to make sure there is nothing in the left breast and to see the lump better.  She also is having me do a gene test because it is in my family.  I will only have  breast removed if that comes back positive.
 
I am fighting back and saying No to cancer in my lymph nodes!
 
Now let's take a look at what I shared last week.
 
On Sunday hubby, our youngest daughter, and I experienced 
 
 
I also shared my recent finds in
 

Now for the features from SYC #258:
 
 
Joanna from Gingham Gardens shared her love for junk garden vignettes.
 


 
 Carol from Art and Sand shared her fabulous new plate rack shelves that gave her an extra foot of space.

 
 Jo from Annes Attic shared her summer décor.  Love it, but the deer that she sketched as she watched it in her yard was so sweet!
Wonder if it really had flowers on it's antlers?  (wink)
 
 
 I'm smiling because both Carol and Jo helped host SYC at one time.  No wonder I love their style!  :)
 
Carol from Comfort Spring shared the recipe for a yummy avocado and strawberry salad with honey balsamic vinaigrette.
 
 
Thanks so much for sharing and please grab my button if you were featured.
 



Now let's party!
 
1.  I would love for you to be a follower of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
2.  Link up a particular post and not your entire blog. Please limit your links to no more than three.
3.  Please have a back link to this post.  That way others will know where the party is.
  Only those with a back link will be featured.
 4.  Please find time to visit at least two other participants.
It's a great way to find new friends!

After you link up, please come back and leave a comment.  They help to fill my cup! 
 

51 comments:

Pam Richardson said...

Jann, thank you for letting us know. You are always a happy and positive person, but life happens to us all! I am praying for you that only radiation will be necessary and nothing more! Sending lots of hugs, Pam

Joanna said...

Thanks so much for featuring my baby blog. I was so excited when I saw your comment and I've been checking your site all day to see if this week's party post was up. I'm so sad to hear about your medical crisis and I will definitely be praying for you. Keep us posted.

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

So sorry to hear your scary news but happy to hear your positive attitude. Praying for you right now! Thanks for hosting this lovely get-together and sharing "your cup" with us.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
Sending prayers your way.... As a cancer survivor, I know what you are going through but I will tell you that attitude is everything and keep that "Fight" attitude and stay positive even though it may be hard.....
Thanks for hosting!
Hugs,
Deb

Gina said...

Jann, I will add you to my prayers. God bless you and keep you healthy! {{HUGS}}

Donna Wilkes said...

A positive attitude and a strong belief is a mighty weapon against cancer. I will keep you in my prayers. Thank you for sharing this with all of us.

Ruth W said...

Oh Jann...I am so grateful they fond it early! I will be praying for you. Am so glad that your attitude has brightened, and know there are a lot of folks behind you. Thanks so hosting, and visiting Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

First, thank you for featuring my salad. Second and more importantly, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Julie@Cut Off in the Keweenaw said...

Jann, I'm so glad you shared your cancer diagnosis with us. I'm an unflinching believer in the power of prayer, and I'm sure sure many of us will be lifting your name up to the Lord today and in the coming weeks.

Old Time Cindy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your diagnosis, Jann. Know that we love you and will keep you in our prayers. Your spirit and positive attitude will help you overcome. Big hugs!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Yes we are friends, Jann, and thank you for sharing your news with us so that we can pray for you. I know it's scary, but you are so upbeat and positive, and you will get through this. ((Big Hugs)) are sent your way!

Linda Kilsdonk said...

I love the photo of you lying in the beautiful wildflowers. You deserve this bliss! A little over eight years ago, I got the same diagnosis that you did -- also as the result of my mammogram. Even then, the surgeon was amazed that the technician had spotted it and gotten better pictures of it. I had a bilateral mastectomy, no radiation, but six months of chemotherapy. I am happy to report that in October, it will be eight years since I finished my chemo. I hope you have clear lymph nodes and that everything that ensues goes well! I will keep you in my prayers. I also am glad you shared this news with us. I find it very cathartic to share my difficult woes. God Bless You! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

Pat @ bringingfrenchcountryhome said...

Hello my friend, yes, tho we've never met in person, I feel strongly that we are friends and kindred spirits. So sorry to hear about your health challenges but I know you will come through it just fine. Such a strange thing...I received a letter in the mail today from my doctor reminding me it was time for my mammogram. I almost tossed it, thinking it was unnecessary, no women in my family have had breast cancer, and then there you were making sure I have it done. Thank you. And all my best wishes for a speedy treatment and good health. Big hugs, Pat

Louca por porcelana said...

Jann,I have "Known" you for a little time...What can I say...I believe in God.I believe we are in His hands.Do what has to be done and have faith.God is taking care of you,I'm sure!Thanks for always hosting with joy and beauty!Blessings,Maristella.

living from glory to glory said...

Hey There, You will be in our prayers and we will see the good report in due time!
I think we as older ladies need to remind all ladies to have the yearly check-up.
So glad it was caught early!!!!!
Hugs, Roxy

Salmagundi said...

So sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I have known many that have survived that nasty "C" word, so I hope and pray for the best possible outcome for you.
Keep us informed --- I've so enjoyed getting to know you through blogland. Sally

Kim said...

Jann, you are in my thoughts and my prayers. Keep smiling, it really does make a difference. xoxo

Debra Oliver said...

I've learned over the years it's best to share the tough stuff too, otherwise we feel like we're not being our true selves. Thanks for letting us know so we can all stand with you and keep you in our prayers. Thanks for being up for a party!

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Jan I am so sorry to hear of your news but I am also glad you shared it with us. I will be praying for your quick recovery!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Jann, so sorry to hear of your bad news, but I feel that they have caught it in time and everything will be okay. You will be in my prayers for a speedy recovery. Take care and what posts. Thanks so much for this wonderful party.

Hugs,
Mary

Jodie Fitz said...

THANKS for hosting! Just found you (again). I added you to my Thursday List of Parties: http://www.jodiefitz.com/thursday-recipe-and-craft-parties/

I'm hosting a new party on Tuesdays. It's open all week this week because we are introducing it. Hope you Join us at Reader Tip Tuesday: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/01/reader-tip-tuesday-along-new-food-craft-party/

Have a GREAT day & look forward to joining you next week!

Patricia Krank said...

Well I really hate it that you have breast cancer and I'm going to pray that when they look further it will be gone - because I do believe that miracles still happen. I am happy though that you shared this with us and that they caught it early. You are such a delightful person and I'm sure your attitude will carry you through.
Wishing you strength and peace. Patti

Jeanie said...

Oh, dear Jan, the last thing anyone wants to hear is a cancer diagnosis and I'm so sorry you have to go through this. I also am so grateful that modern medicine isn't what it used to be -- that there is more rapid detection, better treatment (if required) and far better prognoses than ever before. But it's still scary and it's still in your head. So I'm very, very glad that you shared it with your blog friends. I have found blogland to be the most supportive community ever. We build remarkable relationships with people we've never met and we care tremendously.

So please count on my support, along with others -- and loads of prayers for a good endgame and a quick on, too, so you can get back to losing some of the concern. Big hugs!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Jann, I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis! I'm standing with you in prayer for your complete healing! Thank you for continuing on with the party during this trying time! Hugs! Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Happy@Home said...

Hi Jann,
I am sorry to hear about you cancer diagnosis. How good that your doctor checked out that "mildly suspicious" area and was able to address the problem in it's earliest stage. I join with all the others here who will be keeping you in prayer. Through my years of blogging I have seen what an incredibly supportive group we have here.
Sending caring thoughts and a gentle hug your way this morning.

The French Hutch said...

Jann, first, thank you for sharing. I am sorry you received a cancer diagnosis but it is wonderful you found it early. With a positive attitude and treatment I expect to hear good news from you soon. Willl keep you in my prayers.......

Cathy Carroll said...

Jann, I am so sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis but glad to hear that it is was caught at an early stage. Praying everything goes well, you have clear lymph nodes and no further treatment but the radiation is needed. You are in good hands - God has a plan.

Marie Blackburn said...

You are such a strong, positive, beautiful woman, as evident in that adorable photo you shared! So sorry to hear about the diagnosis and holding you in my thoughts and prayers for the best possible outcome. ♥ xo

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Good morning Jann. Blessing that you had your mammogram and the cancer was found at such an early stage. That is how mine was found too. Radiation is easier to deal with than a larger treatment plan and I will hope and pray for your as you go through your treatments. Hugs and Love.
Joy

Sandi said...

Praying for healing...

happyone said...

So sorry to hear of this news but at least it was caught early.
Pray the treatment goes well and this will soon be a thing of the past.

Connie said...

Jann, you look beautiful among the wildflowers :) We are friends, that's the way I feel about my blogging sisters, too and I am so glad that you shared your news with us. When we know, we can pray and believe me I know that you will be in many sister's prayers all around the world. Blogging is a wonderful place to share and glean ideas, but it is also a connection of the heart. You are loved by many sister bloggers, that you will never meet in person, but that doesn't mean that we don't hold each other up in time of need. Laughing together, crying together . . . that's what friendship is all about.
You are in my prayers.
Connie :)

Anonymous said...

Prayers and good thoughts for you.
Marion

Anonymous said...

You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I will include you in my daily Rosary. God Bless.
Marilyn

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you sweet Jann for spotlighting my sweet deer!
xoxo Jo

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jann, you have long been one of my very favorite bloggers. I just love your positive and joyful attitude, and despite this "curveball" that was far worse than anything I was expecting, you still have it! Like so many others, I'll be thinking of you each day over the coming weeks while you undergo your radiation treatments.

Diana Petrillo said...

Thanks for the party, Jann :)

Mindi Carwin said...

Thanks so much for hosting the party Jann! Hugs!

Deanies Stash said...

Jann, so glad you let us know so we can all be praying for you. We are your friends and we care. Attitude is a lot of fighting the big C and you have the right attitude. My mom said that 15 years ago when she was diagnosed. She said this is not going to stop me. She is still going strong. Take care.

Love, Hugs, Prayers,
Dianne

Sylvia said...

Jann, I appreciate you sharing your health concern with me. I will be praying for you over the next weeks as you receive treatment. Thanks for hosting. Sylvia D.

Handmade in Israel said...

Oh gosh, kind of lost for words, but wishing you well. Keep being so positive!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I will keep you in my thoughts. I guess you must be worried, but if things are taken at an early stage, as it seems to be the case, chances are that it'll only be a bad moment of your life.

Jeannie said...

Jann, I do wish you well and know you will beat cancer. I did it and so will you. Doctors and modern medicine is amazing today. Pamper yourself because you deserve it.

Thank you for hosting this party. I put a link back to your page, hopefully I did it right, but no promises.

Thanks again.
Jeannie @ GetMeToTheCountry.Blogspot.com

csuhpat1 said...

Newby here. Prayers and positive thoughts going out to you.

Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

Rita C. said...

Ugh, Jann, I'm sorry you have to have this in your life. My Panoply sister J was dx'd in early 2015, stage 1, not in lymph nodes. She went through 23 radiation treatments (you'll get a tattoo of sorts ;)!), and other than an occasional tugging kind of pain on that side, she's herself. Praying yours gives the least amount of inconvenience to life and living as possible. As statistics go, 1 in 8 gets it. My sister jokingly says she took one for the team (there are 7 girls and my mom would make 8 in our immediate family).

Bonnie said...

Jann, I'm glad you shared. We do have a sisterhood of wonderful bloggers that will pray for you and support you. I admire your attitude and will pray for you.
I love the doll trunk from the 50's. I had one that was blue. Brings back sweet childhood memories.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh Jann I know how scary this must all seem but the information you've shared sounds like a perfect caught it early one. Prayers for you and that this will all go smoothly.
We had a red doll case like this in the attic that must have been one of my older sister's. I still have my barbie cases and barbies from the 1960's! You look so cute laying in the flowers on the trail!

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

I'm really glad that you decided to share with all of us, Jan! We are all friends here, even though we haven't met. I'm so sorry that you have to go through this. It sounds like you are already getting very thorough care... right from the start. Your strong, positive attitude is so important!! Sending healing hugs and prayers, sweet friend. Please keep us updated. 💗

The Farmers Daughter said...

Jann, I am saying NO to cancer and fighting back with you! That is definitely the right attitud!. Cindy let me know the news and I was so glad to hear the cancer was found so early. I was in the medical profession specifically dealing with cancer in my younger years, and I can tell you that finding any cancer early is the key--that and a great attitude like yours. I will have you in my prayers, my friend! Sending Farmhouse Hugs and Love

Linda W. said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your curve ball but with your attitude (love that you are saying "no" to cancer) I just know you will beat this! Sending healing, happy thoughts your way.

Stacey said...

Saying NO to cancer with you. Thank heavens for that mammogram and a doctor who saw what needed to be seen. Keep us posted friend.