My Little Sister Diana
Posted on May 05 2015
I never imagined after 22 years of working at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center that I would find myself on the other side, with a patient. My litle sister, Diana was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2013. She had a wonderful way of telling me of her diagnoses. She came to my bedroom and asked, " What color did you dislike when you were a kid, I answer…. ugh, pink." She then asked "what else is pink and I said oh no you are buying a pink car!” We laughed because of my responses. She then asked, "What else does pink stand for?” I looked at her and said, "Oh my God you have breast cancer!” That was the most difficult day of my life. I told her do not worry you will be in the best Cancer Hospital for treatment and I will be with you all the way. I prayed at night and asked God why her and not me? I could not bear to se her go through this. I felt that I was stronger than she was to endure this double mastectomy. She surprised me, she really fought like a girl and won? Thank God she is cancer free and has run her first half marathon. I am so proud of her. Diana is truly an inspiration to me and I would fight as well as she did to come through it all pinky pink. Diana if you get the chance to read this I love you and I am so proud of you, your sister, Fluffy (Cecy) PS: In the photo Diana is on the left and I am on the right.