You’d never know that Patty was retired! She seems busier than me and I have a full-time job! That’s such a great sign that she’s progressing in her recovery and looking forward to what each and every day brings!
You may know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are so many breast cancer related events going on. Stein Mart has guaranteed to donate $100,000.00 to Susan Komen for the Cure and Patty is going to be part of the fundraising efforts this Saturday by participating in a fashion show at our local Stein Mart in Poway. All the “models” are breast cancer survivors! She’s pretty excited to participate in this event and today she meets with the organizers to get fitted with her “outfits!” Pretty cool! My wife, the model! I’ll make sure to get some pictures for you to see.
This Saturday evening is the Komen Fundraiser that Patty, Nicole and the owner of Poway Jazzercise and Fitness Center have organized. Patty and Nicole have already made their goal of $2300.00 each to participate in the Komen 3-day walk in November so the money raise from this event is icing on the cake! Every penny helps! It’s going to be quite the event. As I said in an earlier post, the event starts at 6:00 p.m. with an hour Blast and Burn jazzercise class followed by an hour of pink champagne, raffle prizes and a silent auction. They’ve already had quite a few RSVP’s and are hoping to pack the event with close to 50 people! I won’t be able to attend (it’s a good thing since I don’t want to “Blast and Burn”) but Patty’s promised to take a lot of pictures that I can post.
Patty met with her reconstruction surgeon yesterday. Everything is looking good! It’s healing well and, to me, looks great! She doesn’t need to see her for another month. Most likely the surgeon will schedule the final procedure and Patty should be done by Christmas! What a great Christmas present!
Patty being busy is the best thing for her! She still has moment where the cancer scare is a reality. She still has moments where she gets very frightened that the cancer will come back. I don’t think those feelings will every go away. So things like watching Avery during the week, going to bible study, participating in the Stein Mart fashion show and organizing the Komen fundraiser keep her on her toes and, most important, keep her mind focused on life!