I chose to have a double mastectomy with expanders and implants at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, AL.  Chemotherapy and Herceptin would follow.  

People astounded me with love and care.

Cards, prayers, visits, calls, meals, cookies, gifts, words of encouragement - I have felt surrounded and loved by so many.  My husband Greg, children Lily and Hank, family, friends, clergy, doctors, nurses, technicians, even strangers have overwhelmed me with tangible love.   Thank you so very much.   I am honored by your kindness.   I wish I could have included so many more photos.

In the video below  Shades Mountain Air bandmate, Don Wendorf provided a ride when I still wasn't allowed to drive after my surgery.  He and his wife Lynda have compiled and written beautiful books about caregiving.  See the links below.

Seasons of Caring is a compilation of inspirational writings by clergy and people of different faiths compiled by Lynda Everman.   Caregiver Carols is Don Wendorf's musical memoir on the caregiving journey with his late wife Susan.