HURRAY!!! my best friend

Real Estate Sales Representative with Keller Williams Realty Partners 61793

in Orlando Florida. Tomorrow is the last of her 35 radiation treatments for breast cancer. I speak with her every day (long distance...for almost 4 years now since I moved away) even if we speak for only 5 minutes. I can't believe she has been such a trooper through all this. She has kept the best of spirit in her mind and her actions. I'm certain her faith in God has pulled her through this also. The nurses and the patients that are regulars at her treatment time actually look forward to and enjoy seeing her every day and are very sad to see her completing her treatments. Of course... they are happy for her,... but sad for themselves. They will miss her visits. (She's kinda like the "life of the party" figuratively speaking). She is always making them smile in spite of such a serious time. She makes the best of a bad situation. She is actually planning a little "Graduation skit". Although she tells me a couple of these "regulars" are very progressed with their illness and they don't hold much hope for themselves, she won't let them pull her down, and they simply don't talk negative while they are there together. She brightens everyone's day and in some way, I believe... she is an "Angel". She has always had a kind word and has carried a positive attitude about being being cured. My hat's off to her... I don't know that I could have been so strong.


Your Best Friend,

Nance Burdette

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Comments (5)

Elizabeth Ward Small
REALTOR & CEO The 3B Method Seminars - Burlington, NC

Prayers are with her and my hats off to her as well for her strength! You are a dear friend and please let her know we support her in here in the rain!

Send me her address! I would love to send her a card!


Nov 08, 2008 05:33 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We had four gals in our SOI last year who are all's a scary thing...having had a surgical biopsy...I get it....but didn't have it..I am sure your calls helped her attitude and that to me is the large part of the medicine you need to be a survivor ! She is fortunate to have you in her support system.

Nov 08, 2008 10:48 PM
Nance Burdette
Keller Williams Realty Partners - Spartanburg, SC


Thanks for your kind words. My friend Joannie is definitely a remarkable woman to say the least. I'm sure she would love a note from you or anyone else who finds a moment or an inspiration. Her name and address is:  Mrs. Joan Barker,  390 Haverlake Circle,  Apopka, Florida 32712.

PS. I love your posts and look forward to reading more of them in the future.

Nance Burdette


Nov 09, 2008 11:29 AM
Maggie Baumbach
Search Homes for Sale in Maryland at - Reisterstown, MD

Hi Nance, Thanks! for such a warm welcoming comment on my first blog post a couple days ago. 

And best wishes to your friend on her recovery process. Her attitude sounds great! There is a book titled "Love, Medicine and Miracles" by Dr. Bernie Seigel (not sure of the spelling) and it goes into great detail about how attitude and outlooks and self love play such a great part in our bodies ability to heal itself and to overcome serious illness. It is a really good one and quite interesting since written by a surgeon. 

On another note kudos to you for having so many points in only a couple months! I am totally enjoying AR also, there is not enough time in a day to get to everything, and I know I am only scratching the surface. I am looking forward to your future blog posts!

Nov 19, 2008 03:19 PM
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

We should all be so fortunate to have a friend like you have been to her. 

Nov 19, 2008 04:31 PM