Your Sister

Why Breast Cancer is a Cruel Thief When It Afflicts Your Sister
Have you been there, when your sister calls you on the phone and tells you, “I found a lump. The doctor did a mammogram, then a biopsy.” Then, with a whisper and a tear in her voice, she says, “It’s breast cancer.”

You feel like your heart is being torn in half and you want to throw up. Your sister! The girl that you grew up with your entire life. She’s too young “No, not her! Not my Sis! She’s too good.”

When your sister is diagnosed with breast cancer, it is a shocking and overwhelming event. She needs the support and love of her family.

So how do you express your love and concern to your sister during this unexpected journey?

Breast Cancer Does Not Care Who Gets the Disease
It affects your sister’s aliveness – her energy and zest for life, her physical appearance, her health, her emotional states and her self-esteem. Your sister’s smile and laugh seem to disappear and the sparkle in her eyes dries up. She feels isolated, depressed, lonely and hurt.

Women with breast cancer experience pain, anxiety and worry. A beautiful woman may feel ugly on the outside and the inside. Many medical procedures for breast cancer cause a woman’s skin and body to look like a war zone.

What Can YOU Do for Your Sister?
You can’t wish the disease away. You can’t reach inside and pluck out the cancer cells one by one. That’s something treatment and the healing powers of your sister’s body can do.

What your sister needs most is to feel loved, accepted, and supported. She needs your love, acceptance and support. She needs your strength. She needs her family to be with her – every step of the way.

So how do you do this? How can you help your sister realize that she is not alone – that you are standing next to her all along the way?

You do this by treasuring her. You let the little girl you grew up know that her worth is still there – not just on the surface. Her beauty is not just skin-deep, it is heart-deep, just like you believed when she was growing up.

You write notes of love and support – treasuring notes – that express your love and support to her. The words of encouragement that you write can make a big difference in her quality of life.

Our Personal Story
How do I know this? From my own personal experience. My wife Cheryl was diagnosed with DCIS, ductile carcinoma in situ, a Stage 0 breast cancer in June, 2009. A mammogram revealed a dense mass in her right breast and a biopsy confirmed that cancerous cells were present.

After consulting with several doctors, we tried a lumpectomy to remove the mass. That surgery was not successful. Another six weeks later, a mastectomy was done. Then, Cheryl spent another six months before she had reconstructive breast surgery. The entire journey and recovery took about 15 months.

During that time, I wrote frequent “I Treasure You” Treasuring Notes to Cheryl to encourage her, to validate her feelings, to tell her how precious she was, to share my thoughts and words of love with her. Cheryl would read these notes throughout the day and it helped her cope with her breast cancer journey. That entire time, I was walking the journey toward wellness with her. Every day.

You can do that too. If you know where you are going.

Do You Know Where the Journey Can Take You?
The breast cancer journey involves doctor appointments, good news and bad news, surgeries, post-recovery, treatment and reactions to treatment, living in the shadow of a life-threatening disease.

Like traveling at sea, there can be storms, shipwrecks and pirates. Rough seas require friend ships. You need a treasuring map and a compass to navigate the difficult waters of the breast cancer journey.

Many women have more severe and serious cases of breast cancer. Your beloved sister may have to endure chemotherapy, radiation, or even face a terminal prognosis.

She may be in remission or her cancer may have returned. Every day, every moment of life is precious.

On the outside, your sister may appear brave and unconcerned. On the inside, she’s bound to feel afraid and uncertain. Doctors, treatment and medicine heal your sister’s body. Your love heals your sister’s heart.

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Thank you.

Dave Pipitone

P.S. Help the most precious sister in your life feel that way – a priceless treasure that you admire and support during her journey through breast cancer. She will feel more beautiful on the inside. And so will you. Sign up for your free Treasuring Map today.

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