Monday, August 8, 2016


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In June our daughter Adrian was diagnosed with breast cancer. Cynthia immediately flew to the States to join the family and I followed a week ago. We will be here in New Jersey until the end of the month.

Adrian will soon finish her first round of chemo and is responding remarkably well to the treatment. Her positive attitude and resolve are inspirational, and we are certain she will beat this. If you would like to follow her journey she has set up this website:

Your positive energy is much appreciated.


izzie11 said...

Terrible news, but so glad to hear that your daughter is very positive. It makes all the difference in the world. At age 42 I was diagnosed with a very aggressive and late stage breast cancer, given a 1 in 10 chance to make it. That was 20 years ago, before computers, etc. Since no one in my family had ever had cancer, I read everything I could get my hands on and told no one in my family except my brother. I didn't want people to know because so many have such a negative attitude and I needed all the positive support I could get. I had rules at the hospital not to talk to me about anything negative, including side effects.

Well, I'm still here and believe that my attitude of "I'm not doing this!" really got me through. All good thoughts from here heading your way. Your daughter is lucky to have you both and a supportive family. Stay positive, no matter what! Happy, healing light, thoughts and prayers are on their way to Adrian!

Charline Ahlgreen said...

Praying for your daughter and your entire family. Cancer is so much more treatable these days and positive attitudes go a long way to ensuring a cure!

Frank Varela said...

Dear Edd, having enjoyed your insightful and entertaining comments about your and Cynthia's expat experience in Cuenca for several years, it made me wonder what's going on with you both since I had not received your newsletter for several months. Somehow I stumbled upon this blog and now I see the reason why you haven't been sending it.
My wife Sonia and I believe in the power of prayer and we'll include petitions for Adrian's health and recuperation in ours.

All our best wishes to all of yours and especially to Adrian.

Frank and Sonia

M&L Westen said...

Dear Edd, I stumbled upon your blog today. We wish your daughter a complete recovery, and for the comfort for you and your wife.

We have just begun planning for an 'overseas' retirement home. Moving is 5-6 years out. Perhaps one happy day we will meet.
Our best to you and your family.

Marvin & Liisa