Dr. MA has been our family doctor for a few years now. Jovial, helpful and friendly, she comes across as a person who enjoys life and also wants others to do the same. Although I have not had the chance of spending a lot of time with her, I know her from my mother in law and a few meetings whenever we have been in India. Whether it is talking about her 3 year old daughter, assuring a patient that everything will be fine or just chit chatting, she is ever smiling. And this is the image of her that I have always carried with me.
But to learn that she is now suffering from Blood Cancer was a shock to say the least. They have only come to know about this a couple of months back and she is undergoing treatment for the same. She has already had 2 sessions of Chemotherapy and one round of Cell transplantation (I hope I have got that right)
I could not bear to talk about her with her husband, also a Doctor, when I was in India last month. But he himself was forthcoming about her situation knowing that we were concerned. Going by the things he told me, I am sure she is still maintaining her happy go lucky attitude and in fact must be assuring others about her condition, instead of giving up.
Very much like what Bri is doing! Briana Brownlow (Figs with Bri) was diagnosed with Breast Cancer two and a half years ago. A mastectomy, chemotherapy and two years of relatively good health later, the cancer is back. It has metastasized to other parts of her body. Read the complete details here.
Bloggers all over the world have come together to support Bri in this difficult time. Having taken the initiative, Jai & Bee of Jugalbandi, with the help of a few others, have organised various events.
There is a raffle with exciting prizes. Details here.
They have organised a fund raiser. Details here.
CLICK, the monthly food photography event organised by the team at Jugalbandi is also special this month. Here is my entry for CLICK: Yellow for Bri.
This is the picture of freshly made Toop/Tuppa/Ghee (Clarified Butter). The detailed post about this will follow.
I wish Bri a speedy recovery. You have done it once Bri, you can do it again!