Cancer Raises Its Ugly Head Again

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC

originally posted on Real Estate Brokerages pink ribbon - breast cancer awareness

Those who know me or at least have followed me, know that  I am a breast cancer survivor -- 4.75 years ---


I have written many posts for my blogs on early detection and the importance that I put on having the double mastectomy.


Every visit that I have made to the oncologist, I hole my breath until Dr. Christian tells me I'm cancer free.


 Liza Loadholt Valero

      Liza Loadholt Valero

This time it is not me, but my daughter --- Liza -- 43 years old.


This past Wednesday (Oct. 13, 2010), Liza was diagnosed with breast cancer -- stage 2.


The crazy thing is that one of Liza's best girlfriends, Anson Beckman, was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer on Friday Oct 8, 2010.


We have met with the surgeon and she will have her surgery this coming week -- we will find out the day and time, tomorrow, Oct. 18th.


I gotta tell you that sitting there with Liza and her husband, Art, and Boyd (hubby) and hearing the news was devastating.  I truly thought that I would throw-up. We listened as our family doctor, Dr. Strait Fairey, confirmed that the lump was indeed cancerous. We listened as he prepared Liza for the possibility of radiation and chemo.  Boyd  and I have had a really hard time focusing this week.


Our entire family has been  beside ourselves with worry -- As Liza said, the not knowing the extent of this until after surgery is the worse.


I'm sure there are lots of you out there saying - "Many people go through this -- they are not the only ones."


Well, my having cancer is one thing, but my child having it is a huge -- one feels so helpless. We just have to have confidence that we have the very best doctors.


We are confident that we do have the best - beginning with our family doctor (Dr. Strait Fairey) , to the surgeon (Dr. Telfair Parker) to the oncologist (Dr. Elizabeth Christian).


 Dr. Strait Fairey                          Dr. Telfair Parker                            Dr Elizabeth Christian

 Dr.  Strait Fairey                        Dr. Telfair Parker                                 Dr. Elizabeth Christian


Liza had wanted to keep this private.  But she told me this morning that I could write about it -- you see we wants as many prayers as we can get -- we pray that the cancer is contained in the one breast and that it has not spread to the lymph nodes and/or elsewhere.


Liza also is interested in making people more aware of having mammograms regularly. Don't think just because you are young, that this cannot happen to you.


I can tell you that this morning as I lay in bed thinking about this and praying, I had this calmness come over me --- I feel like it was God telling me that it is going to be OK.


Using Liza's words -- "It is what it is" and "we shall deal with it" -- Yes, we are going to fight with all our mite.


Some of you are probably wondering about the mastectomy -- yes, she is going to have the double. She & Art do not want to have to worry about it coming back in the other breast. Great decision.


I will keep everyone updated through this blog.


Dear Lord, I pray for a cure for cancer. Amen.


Mama Liz's Signature


Liz Loadholt
Broker, SC Certified Trainer, Relocation Director
Co-founder of AgentOwned Realty


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Comments (27)

Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Tammy --- thank you so much -- I appreciate your prayers -- we are praying that it is contained in the one spot.

Oct 19, 2010 09:56 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Liz:  If I were there I would give you a HUGE hug.  My prayers are with you and your daughter.  She is in excellent hands and will get through this. 

Oct 19, 2010 11:44 AM
Ron T. Weems Jr.
Weems Property Group | KW North Sound - Bothell, WA
Managing the details one home at a time.


I know exactly how you feel to a degree. My mother in law, sister in law and aunt in law all passed away due to breast cancer. My wife is terrified to death, she may get it. We had her tested and she has the mutated gene. She has a mammogram and ultrasound scan once every six months to catch it early if she get it. So far, we have been okay. We pray everyday. We will pray for your daughter now also. 

Oct 19, 2010 12:00 PM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Liz my thoughts and prayers are with your family as you deal with your daughters upcoming surgery and recovery.

Oct 19, 2010 12:38 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team and your daughter are both in my prayers......I hope your daughter has a speedy recovery and goes into remission quickly......

Oct 19, 2010 01:21 PM
Nina Rogoff
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Medfield, MA
Sells Real Estate!

Liz, I wish you and your daughter all the best, and hope that your prayers and all the prayers and good wishes on behalf of your daugher will offer you some comfort and support.

Oct 19, 2010 01:26 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Liz -  my thoughts and prayers are with you, your daughter and your family.  I made a comment on another post earlier tonite stating how thrilled I am to be living in this day and age with all of our medical advancements.  Stay positive, stay strong and be good to yourselves.

Praying for you from Canada.

Oct 19, 2010 01:37 PM
Wendy Hayden
Photographer, Home Stager, ePRO - Richmond, VA
Chesterfield, Richmond & Powahatan

Liz, you and your daughter are in my thoughts and prayers while you deal with this.   

Oct 19, 2010 02:42 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Liz, you, Lisa and family will be in my prayers. 

Oct 19, 2010 03:01 PM
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Liz - My mom is also breast cancer survivor and I'm so grateful that she had excellent doctors.  My prayers and thoughts go out to you, your daughter and family.

Oct 19, 2010 03:06 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Liz - Your daughter Liza is in my prayer, I hope she recover soon canser free.

Oct 19, 2010 05:13 PM
Kathryn Gorham
Green Key Realty - Emerald Isle, NC
Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast

Liza, I send my vision of you gray haired and 80 walking a beach somewhere reflecting back on where life has taken you and full of love and life and relishing the trials and the victories.

Oct 20, 2010 12:22 AM
Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS
ERA Key Realty~Worcester County Realty Group - Worcester, MA
'Helping You Make the Best Move"

Thank you Mama Liz. I have been given a second chance and I pray that your daughter will have one too!

Oct 20, 2010 12:22 AM
Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Your daughter is in my prayers, as are many other victims of this disease.

Oct 20, 2010 12:46 AM
Charlie Ragonesi - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Hi Liz , It goes without saying that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this tough time with this terrible disease. But it seems like you all are on top of this and all will I am sure come thru ok. Bless you all

Oct 20, 2010 01:31 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Liz, I am so sorry to hear about this, I know it must be so hard for you and your family to get this news. You all will be in my thoughts.

Oct 20, 2010 09:29 AM
Anne Clark
Metro Referrals - Gainesville, VA

I don't think I've ever been by your blog, but found this on a reblog.  My prayers are with your family.

Oct 20, 2010 01:54 PM
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

Your daughters prayer  chain is going to be a long one. I will pray for her and all of your family. Keep the faith that the surgery will go well and soon she will be cancer free.

Oct 23, 2010 12:42 AM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Liz know that we are praying for and in agreement with you for Liza. I can't imagine how it must feel to hear this about your child, but I know that she has a strong mother and will have many prayers lifted up for her surgery and recovery. She to will be a survivor and advocate as you have been.

Oct 23, 2010 06:31 AM
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

To all of my friends who have extended their prayers --- our entire family so much appreciates them.


I have not been emotionally able to respond to my post comments -- even today, I am sitting here with tears --- a lot of tears of joy, now.


Again, thank you soooooo much, my friends.

Nov 19, 2010 07:17 AM

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