Lisa from Funky Winkerbean

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   Posted 4/7/2006 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone read this comic strip.  The writer is from Akron so a lot of the items in it are Cleveland related.  Anyways around 6 years ago one of the characters had breast cancer.  He did a wonderful series on it and really hit home on a lot of issues.  THere is even a book out called "lisa's Story". 
Now six years later Lisa's cancer has come back.  And I am horribly upset by this.  Maybe because I too am at six plus years, maybe because I know what the outcome in this has to be, and maybe because I am just sick and tired and seeing my friends get so sick and now the one thing I enjoy reading in the morning is sad too.
I have to wonder if someone the writer is close to has cancer.  He has it the mark too many times where I turn and say... that is exactly how I feel.

We have done enough "racing for the Cure"
 Just give us the cure already

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   Posted 4/7/2006 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   

I have not seen the comic strip but I know just how you feel. I always feel like Im waiting for the bomb to drop again, and not just on me I see it with other people too.

My best friend had breast cancer 4 years aga, they caught it VERY early. Just a pea size lumpectomy and 6 weeks of rads. Two years later she had thyroid cancer, they did a lumpectomy again and this time no rads. It scares me to death wondering if there will be a 3rd time for her.

I hate this disease and what it does to us. Sorry to be so down but I just had to say something.


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   Posted 4/7/2006 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   


I read Funky Winkerbean.  The rumor here is that the High School is actually Westerville High School, here in Westerville OH, not that it matters, it certainly resembles a mid-western area.  The writer has certainly hit on several important issues, divorce, war, and cancer.  I was sorry to read that Lisa is having a recurrence.  Hopefully she will beat the beast for good this time.  Sometimes writers, and non-writers too, find it cathartic to write about what is, for them, out of control.  I hope that whomever he is writing about gets well soon.

It seems that our fears never really go away.  I am suppose to NEVER get the type of breast cancer I had "again".  BUT they have never said I won't get some type of B/C again.  So, I fear mammos and doctor visits and sometimes have to fight the fear. 

Love and hugs to you,



Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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