Saturday, October 2, 2010

LiveStrong - Cancer Awareness





In honor of all cancer fighters and survivors everywhere, including our very own Bugsy, we're proud to be participating in the LiveStrong blogging event today.

As many of you know, Bugsy had his right eye removed last year after a tumor was discovered, and that tumor turned out to be cancerous. He underwent radiation treatments for a three-week period in late September and early October last year -- yes, right about this time last year, he was finishing up those treatments. He's had 3 follow-up visits since then, the most recent in mid-August, and Dr. Cancer Vet says that so far, he's in excellent health with no signs of any recurrence of the tumor or any further spread of any cancerous cells from that tumor! We are thrilled and blessed with this good news, and hope the next visit in February continues the positive trend.

The Mommy's sister had thyroid cancer about 25 years ago, and has had a few scares since then of possible recurrences but so far, nothing substantial has happened. We're keeping paws and fingers crossed that this continues as well and that the scares go away. A shout-out to Auntie Tee if she's reading today.

Otherwise, The Mommy's family has been pretty lucky not to have any/many major cancer occurrences (either that, or she just doesn't remember them....which is possible as her memory seems to get worse and worse as time goes by, and she's only in her mid 40s!). She's known other people who got through cancer scares and others who weren't so fortunate and others who are still fighting. It's an ugly, scary, vicious disease and we wish all the best to anyone who has gone or is going through it, personally or with family and/or friends.

She's currently reading a fictional book series set on a not-too-far-flung future Earth, that includes mention of the discovery of an anti-cancer vaccine in the year 2023. Let's all wish and/or pray, whatever your preference, that such a thing comes true (even sooner maybe!)....




25 comments:

Au and Target said...

Bugsy is a lucky boy, as is the survunt. We've never had any in our family, so we're very lucky indeed. We're promoting this day to raise awareness in Malaysia.

Angel and Kirby said...

Our Mom lost her Dad in 2002 and her aunt in 1964. Bugsy is a very lucky boy!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Thank you from our hearts for supporting LIVESTRONG day by going yellow.

Blessing to all those who are currrently fighting cancer, are cancer survivors, or who have lost their lives to this terrible disease. We cannot express enough our happiness that Bugsy survived.

LIVESTRONG always.

Love from Milo and Alfie, Mom-Jan and Dad xxxx

Kea said...

Bugsy is a lucky and wonderful boy. We're glad he's a survivor!

We're sending purrs, healing Light and universal Blessings to All Beings who have been impacted by this disease.

The Paw Relations said...

We too purr and pray that a cure for cancer will be found some day soon.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Busby, we are so thrilled you've been cleared and purray your February visit is just a good!!! We are purraying for a cure too, as mom's going through thyroid cancer rightnow and we are purraying for her too!!!

Live Long & Live Strong!!!

Huffle Mawson said...

It's so good that Bugsy survived his cancer. I have gone yellow for today too.

Brian said...

We send loving purrs to Bugsy for a wonderful recovery! We all need to LiveStrong together!

The Monkeys said...

We are so happy that Bugsy is doing well! He's such a handsome dude!

Mishkat said...

We're so glad to hear that Bugsy's follow-up exams have been good! We're sending him, and you all, many many purrs.

xoxo from Franklin, Dobby, Tasha, and mom Katie

Ginger Jasper said...

So glad Bugsy's follow ups are good. Lovely post.. LIVESTRONG together.. Hugs GJ xx

Cory said...

Bugsy, you are a hero for being so brave in your fight against cancer!

We are purring in honor of the survivors, those still fighting the fight and ::bows head:: those we have lost.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So glad Bugsy and your mom's sister are doing well.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Together we all show our support in making cancer awareness today. Too many lives have been lost. Hopefully some day cancer will be something of the past never to worry about again.

The Island Cats said...

We purr that Bugsy continues to do well. We purr for all of those that have lost the battle and those that still fight! LiveStrong!

wildcatwoodscats said...

So glad Bugsy is doing well.

Fin said...

Purrs that they find ways to discover it faster and help people and furries survive it.

SO glad Bugsy is still perfect!

Eric and Flynn said...

We are very glad that sweet Bugsy is a survivor and send purrs for his continued good health.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so happy that Bugsy is a survivor. Happy Birthday, and LIVESTRONG!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We hope that all continues to be good news for Bugsy! Our mom had cancer but is still here.

Batu said...

Good news about Bugsy...Livestrong!

Trixie said...

I'm so glad to hear that Bugsy is doing well. My dad's parents both passed away from cancer so we know how hard it can be.

Karen Jo said...

I am so glad that Bugsy is doing so well and hope that his February check up is just as good.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Roxy!

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Roxy!

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