Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Honoring Mom

Kid Sis/ Elisabeth Fies speaking here. Mom's dearest wish was that her story would inspire other smokers to quit. To honor her, please post your commitment and progress in your brave battle against nicotine. I want to continue tallying how many people have quit because of Mom's Cancer.

And to those of you who have lung cancer and did not smoke, my family's thoughts and prayers are with you. We willl do our best to continue getting the word into the media that
NO ONE WHO HAS LUNG CANCER DESERVES IT.

Mom wrote beautifully about her daily struggles recovering from chemo and radiation. If you are not familiar with blogs, begin reading entries from the bottom up. You can even start at the beginning of her archives in January 2005.

I'm sure you'll come to love her feisty, positive spirit as much as we do. And Mom will be tickled pink wherever she is to know that she is being heard and helping others in living a purposeful life.

Love and Light,
Lis

9 Comments:

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Cookie said...

Your mom absolutely helped me with my battle against nicotine. I'd quit several months before finding out about Mom's Cancer, but was wavering in my resolve.

Let me tell you, I read it online before it was hidden because it had been picked up by a publisher. I was very taken with how well it was done - the writing, the illustrations, everything. Very fine work.

More important, I found her story so, so compelling. And it scared me.

She helped me stay strong. I made a decision to buy the book, once it came out, so I could read it whenever I considered smoking.

But I didn't buy the book and I fell off the wagon a few months ago. In lots of denial about it, too --- oh, cigarettes aren't THAT bad, etc. Then, I checked the Mom's Cancer site, and it helped knock some sense into me.

I've now bought the book.

I was thrilled to find this blog, and so very saddened that she didn't make it. Still, her passing really does serve a larger purpose. Reading her story and thinking about what she, and all of you, went through have been primary motivaters for me.

 
At 6:46 PM, Blogger Lynda said...

I just rediscovered Mom's Cancer. I discovered it shortly after my sister died of non-smoking related lung cancer. I was at the RedToeNail.org and saw the recommendation for the book, and came back for a second look.

Even though my sister's lung cancer was non-smoking related, we are also of the mindset that no one deserves lung cancer. It angers me that people will automatically assume my sister smoked, just because of the stigma associated with lung cancer. Because of this, we also started a blog in memory of my sister, called Laurianne's Hope. I am going to post about Mom's Cancer there as well.

 
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At 12:58 PM, Anonymous panic away review said...

This is a wonderful tribute, and the site is a great comfort. Thank you.
Jill

 
At 5:39 AM, Anonymous Mothers Day Flowers delivery said...

My battle has been going for years on and off and reading this site has really helped. Thank you for sharing.

 
At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Prostate Cancer said...

Thanks for sharing your piece about your mom's cancer. It had really helped a lot of people try to fight through their illness and to continue their treatments in order to succeed.

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger DAVID HAAS said...

Hello,
I have a question about your blog. Please email me!
Thanks,
David

 
At 10:44 PM, Blogger Debra Salitra said...

I am having lung cancer surgery on Tuesday. I'm lucky because it showed up on an abdominal CT. They caught it very early and the doctors say I should only need surgery. However, they of course can't be sure til they examine my lymph nodes. I also have a cavernous hemaangioma on my brain. Your mom's story was inspiring and gave me hope.

Thank you,

Debra Salitra

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger Debra Salitra said...

I am having lung cancer surgery on Tuesday. I'm lucky because it showed up on an abdominal CT. They caught it very early and the doctors say I should only need surgery. However, they of course can't be sure til they examine my lymph nodes. I also have a cavernous hemaangioma on my brain. Your mom's story was inspiring and gave me hope.

Thank you,

Debra Salitra

 

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