Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Best Wishes for our Wooo Hooo friend

Today is the first day of chemo for one of the Wooo Hooo's. Our Nancy has Lupus and this disease of a thousand faces has struck again.

Four years ago we almost lost Nancy to Lupus when it decided to turn her ordinary cold into a nightmare. Within hours she was unable to breath and was rushed to the hospital where an emergency tracheotomy was performed. It was during this time in hospital that the doctor's discovered that Lupus was also attacking her kidney's.

Previous medications were just not keeping up with the way Lupus was affecting her system and Lupus found a way around the medications being prescribed.

So today a more aggressive drug will be introduced to try to keep this horrible disease at bay for a long, long time.

Nancy, we are all thinking of you! We love you girlfriend, there are many, many prayers being sent your way....you WILL complete your half marathon in May and we ARE going to party it up on the Rideau Lakes Bike Tour in June!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

24 comments:

Xenia said...

Nancy is now most definitely in my thoughts. I understand her battle and the one you are going through too, L, as her friend. My mom has lupus.

Alexandra said...

Best wishes to Nancy and to you Laurel as you support your friend!

Nat said...

Give her my best. :)

Melanie said...

All the best to Nancy, and also to you :)

bluecolnago said...

hang tough, ladies! :)

Marcy said...

Thanking of you Nancy!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Be strong!

Black Knight said...

Go Nancy, be strong. Best wishes and come back to run as soon as possible. You are a special friend Laurel.

raulgonemobile said...

Best wishes to Nancy, as well as to you. It's great that she has a support network

Wes said...

yes yes yes! Do not weaken Nancy! Kick this things ass (it is what it deserves).

Anonymous said...

sending light and energy your way
Ter

Marlene said...

I'll be keeping Nancy in my thoughts and prayers as well.

Runner Leana said...

Best wishes to your friend Laurel. I'm sure she appreciates all of your love, support and friendship right now!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Prayers for Nancy for sure.

Chic Runner said...

Thinking of Nancy and you are a great friend to post about her. Sending positive thoughts your guys way!

Vava said...

Best wishes to your friend on a speedy recovery.

Marci said...

Thoughts and prayers for your friend. I didn't realize Lupus was treated with chemo..

Kim said...

I'll be thinking of Nancy. Keep us posted on how she's doing.

Keep yourself healthy too. Injuries are no fun, but you'll be back soon!

teacherwoman said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Nancy! I will be thinking of her.

Chris said...

I wish her the best.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Best to Nancy.

Ted said...

Nancy is definitely in my thought and prayer. All the best to Nancy and to you!

Runningirl said...

Thank you everyone and especially to Laurel. She is a special friend indeed and is very supportive. I am so luck to have a great support system all around me.
Nancy

Vickie said...

Good luck to Nancy as she faces a very monumental period in her life.