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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Pink Ladies

The Pink Ladies are a local Breast Cancer Support group, and I finally managed to attend another monthly meeting.  What with hospital appointments, treatments, and finally our long awaited holiday in Australia, it is several months since I’ve managed to get there.  Wear something fun, I was told.  Mmm, I wouldn’t have thought anything in my wardrobe would be considered “fun”.  Then I had a brainwave – and climbed  the pull down ladder into the loft to retrieve a very special object, which certainly could be considered funny.  My Happy Birthday hat!


Is that fun enough, do you think?  My hat looks like a birthday cake with big fat candles stuck in the top.  But the candles are a bit saggy and don’t stand up straight.  Never mind, it might make someone laugh.  And my birthday is coming up in the long (Labour) weekend,  so it’s only right that I should give my hat an outing.

Everything is always very nicely done at the Pink Ladies meetings, everything beautifully decorated, and shades of pink everywhere.  Some of the other ladies had dressed up too, I noticed pink flannel pyjamas, shocking pink tights, a pink chenille dressing gown, and various floral head pieces.  I didn’t win the raffle, but my partner and I won a small prize for the quiz.  And I received a little birthday gift with the other October birthday girls.  And just look at that beautifully decorated birthday cake.  I had a lovely morning meeting up with the ladies.

Birthday Cake and gifts

Sadly, there were several newly diagnosed ladies attending for the first time, but they can be assured of a warm welcome and support as they go through their breast cancer journey.  It is a terrible disease and strikes so many.  But we have first rate health care here in New Zealand, so that is a blessing.


Nancy J said...

Support, care, love and all that TLC from others is a huge bonus at any time, and with this, even more so. Happy Birthday Jenny, have a great weekend.

Maria said...

What a wonderful way to help support each other..
Have a very Happy Birthday Jenny..

FlourishingPalms said...

Wow. It's nice that you have an organization to support you during the challenges you face with treatments. I don't know if we have anything like that around here, but I don't think it's something I would do. Of course, each person handles breast cancer differently, but I'm more of a "loner" sort with it. Personally, I'm quite relieved that "the worst" seems to be over, but one never knows for sure. All my best to you as you continue your journey. It sure seems that you have friends with you.

Janice said...

It sounds like you had a lovely day and good that you can be there to support the newly diagnosed.

Marilyn, nb Waka Huia said...

What a lovely group, Jenny, and happy birthday for this weekend!
Big hugs, Marilyn and David