Twelve years today...

evatxJuly 3, 2012

Most of you have been here with me for many, many years and know about my twin sister, Neva, her long battle with breast cancer, then her death on July 3, 2000. Two years ago her daughter, Barbara, died of breast cancer; now her oldest DD Sheri is recovering from a double mastectomy. Remember when so many of you sent cards to Barbara? She loved them and put all of them up on her bedroom wall.

I had the BC gene test and it was negative, thank goodness. I am the lucky fraternal twin and feel like I lead a charmed life. So it's been 12 years and I miss her all the time. Thanks, friends, for being here for me and helping me make it through everything.

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Jodi_SoCal

I certainly remember Neva, her battle and your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family Eva.

Jodi-

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 12:29PM
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dances_in_garden

I couldn't imagine losing a sister, let alone a twin!

Hugs, Eva!

Dances.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 12:39PM
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glenda_al

((((eva))))

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 12:45PM
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blfenton

Oh my. (((hugs))) to you and your niece.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 1:15PM
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heather_on

I remember this so well Eva. I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer just a week or so before your sister went to heaven. My heart was with you completely as I was worried about my sister coping with my diagnosis at the time. I often think about you and wonder how you managed to cope with the loss of your twin. I'm glad the BC gene test showed that you aren't as likely to get it.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 1:24PM
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heather_on

I hit the submit button way too fast and forgot to send you a big hug.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 1:25PM
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carol_in_california

You have been on my mind all week, Eva.
Anniversary dates are always difficult.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 1:52PM
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dedtired

Hugs to you. I lost my older sister to ovarian cancer almost 19 years ago. I can hardly believe it's been that long. They really do live on in our hearts, don't they. I wish so much I had her around to talk to about a lot of things, but especially our elderly mother. Her three daughters and their families are just terrific and I am very close to them, closer than I would be if she had lived, so that was a gift.

I pray none of her girls are touched by that disease. My sister died at age 51 and was first diagnosed at age 41. Her oldest daughter is now 42.

I am so sorry for the loss of your sister and your niece.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 2:41PM
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wanda_va

I remember her well. She lost her battle just two months after my dear cousin lost her battle with breast cancer. Such a horrid disease. Hugs!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 3:26PM
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FlamingO in AR

(((((Eva))))) I think I wandered in here just after that, so I don't remember but I can imagine the awful feelings you had then (and now, too.) Sisters are special and twin sisters must be just extraordinary. My sympathy to you and your family. Good luck to your niece!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 5:13PM
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