Raising Hope for Emma Lee Stewart

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Friday, May 20, 2011


WARNING: This is not for the faint of heart.

Okay. MRI results were delivered today. As you know I was supposed to get an aredia and chemo treatment.

I'm keeping this short.

I was not given chemo. I was given aredia. I was given the results of the MRI.

I will be undergoing full brain radiation in Halifax within the next 2.5 weeks. I'm still going to Maritime Conference next weekend. I'm now on steroids to deal with any swelling.

Breast cancer mets are in my brain. They're small. The Doctor is optimistic. So am I.

We have now entered the next phase. I will be looking for a home for Honey and Puff. Boobadee is ill and we will tend to her. She's a beautiful little angelic cat who has been by my side through much of this journey, but she is now languishing. Honey needs a strong master/leader. I will not let her go to anyone who is not a strong dog master. Without that she will not thrive. She is demanding, aggressive and has a nasty streak, unless you are me. She is very protective of me. I think she is trying to protect me and is aware of what is happening. Puff is a beautiful house cat. She's lovely. She almost talks.

I leave it there for now. I can feel the arms of my family and friends wrapping around me as we continue on this journey. Let the sun shine tomorrow.


Emma Lee


  1. Emma, that's a hard post to read. I know your family is wonderful and your close friends are nearby... nothing I can say but that I think of you often and will be praying for you... let me know if there is anything I can do for you in Halifax when you are here. (I'm actually in Ohio but will be heading home on Monday.) I'm not sure if we could take Puff, but I will talk to Mike. Otherwise I will put the word out to help find a home for her.



  2. Sun is shining brightly in a clear blue arctic sky - arctic terns are back chirping throughout our almost 24 hour daylight. I believe you would like the peace and space of the arctic. The sheer enormity of the horizon and stars you can almost reach out and touch. In this great world our god has given us, may you find the peace and space you need to travel through the next few weeks and may your horizons always be as bright as the arctic sun. Ever in my thoughts, Alison