Tuesday, July 19, 2011
A year or so back, I met a group of cancer patients in Chicago. It was a very enjoyable trip but I had just had my last chemo a few days before. I was just growing my hair back, and had almost no energy to see the city. Still, thanks to a friend who lived there, I got to take the "El" and I also got to eat the famous Chicago deep dish pizza.
One of the highlights of the event was meeting the other cancer patients. One was very pretty women named Koryn, and we had similar cancers. She was a bit ahead of me in treatment - she was able to go out with the others and do some sightseeing, while I had to stay in my room with room service. It turns out, we had ties although we live thousands of miles apart - I'd sat next to her cousin in my chemo room a few times, and her cousin worked for the same school district I do.
She and I have kept in touch since that day. She, thank goodness, has remained healthy, although suffering some side effects leftover from treatment, as we all do. She was saddened to hear about my turn with mets, of course. I know she has fears that she'll end up like me, as all cancer patients do. I hope that she does not.
Occasionally, I get some lovely little item in the mail, and it's from Koryn. I can't tell you how grateful I am to know she's thinking of me.
Turns out, she makes jewelry and the items she sends me are from her shop. Knowing that, I thought I would share it with you. I've seen the quality of the items first-hand, and can vouch for their beauty. Of course, they don't all relate to cancer.
If you are looking for a personalized gift for any occasion - or are starting to think ahead to Christmas, then here is her spot:
The Taffy Box
I don't get anything for promoting her site (she doesn't even know I'm doing it) except the big prize - a friendship with a lovely woman.
Posted by Ann aka ButDoctorIHatePink at 5:18 PM