Friday, June 27, 2008
Diane and the Tea Party
This is my beautiful friend, Diane, and her husband, Stan. Thery are one of seven families who meet as a cell group in a home each Sunday night with Jorge and me. I have Diane's permission to tell you that she has been diagnosed with CUP (Cancer, Unknown Primary).
Since doctors don't know Diane's cancer's origin, they don't know which cancer to pinpoint in treating her; therefore, they have to administer everything that they can in chemo to try to target the primary. I did not know before Diane's experience that when cancer metastesizes, it is treated according to its origin, no matter which other organs it invades. So if breast cancer spreads to another organ, they still treat for breast cancer.
Needless to say, Diane's body is taking a huge blow in these chemo treatments. She is going through a lot. I will spare you the details, but one that everyone is familiar with is hair loss.
So we women of the lifegroup decided to throw a tea for Diane, and unbeknownst to her, we all brought cute hats and scarves with which to "shower" her. We didn't tell her which woman brought which hat; we made her guess which came from whom, according to our personalities!
We had finger foods and pomegranate tea prepared by one woman's 22 year-old daughter. She's quite the young hostess.
So here are some pics from that tea. Diane is wearing her new wig, and it is so pretty and natural-looking, not overly bulky and stiff. She can even use hot rollers on hers. So I now present: The Tea Party