Wednesday, January 14, 2009

4 Photo Folder Tag

I've been tagged for a photo meme by Suzanne from Colorado Lady. It's super-easy.
1. Go to the the 4th folder where you keep your pictures on your computer.
2. Post the 4th picture in the folder.
3. Explain the photo.
4. Tag 4 fellow bloggers to join in the fun!

So, what is this gross, but kind of cool, picture? The fourth folder of My Photos is Cancer and this is the fourth photo. It is a picture of the underside of my right arm. We have been documenting the growth of the sclerosis on my arms and legs for several months. >Graft vs. Host Disease is one of the side effect complications from my bone marrow transplant that I had 2 1/2 years ago. The new bone marrow kills the cancer, knowing that it's a foreign body, but then it sometimes attacks the patient's body, because that is foreign to the marrow also! Since our largest organ is our skin, that's where it shows up first. It looks like a big scar, it's very hard and doesn't squeeze, and it really is those colors of yellow, purple, and pink! I have a smaller one on my left arm and I used to have them on my calves but they went away. This hardening is now on the outside of my lungs, which restricts their expansion and my ability to get enough oxygen, which is why I have a tank.
Now that you've read that interesting information, here are the four bloggers to whom I am passing on this tag. Be sure to visit their blogs to meet these lovely ladies.
Alicia @
02122 is a fabulous jewelry artist and mom. She is wicked funny, too!
AnNicole from
Our Suburban Cottage is new to blogging and is big into decorating her new home. Stop in and see what she's been up to.
Bridget from
My Silly Blog is so much fun! She is an amazing artist who loves her family and her make up!
Ellie is The Twins Mama and she just started blogging a few weeks ago. She is a very sweet friend from RMS, so stop by and show her some comment love.
Ronda from
Ronda's Rants is one of the nicest and most generous people you will meet in blogland. She loves to read, spend time with her family, and work on her growing business while she dreams of traveling the world.


Smilingsal said...

I'm posting on this tag too today!

Your poor arm looks as if you suffered a great deal, and even though it may not have hurt, you have suffered. Thanks for sharing.

You've been tagged!

Ronda's Rants said...

Oh Elizabeth...What you go through!
I try not to hate but I hate this disease!
I admire your spunk! Thank you for the kind have made my day!
I have posted funny pictures today but not the right file...I shall look!

Tiffany said...

Hi! I came over by way of SITS. What an amazing story you have - and your attitude it unbelievable (in a good, inspiring way).

Have a great day!

AnNicole said...

Oh Elizabeth...I can't believe your positive attitude. I get bummed when I get hayfever! You know you're amazing, right?! Hey thanks for tagging me. I'll go do it right now.

Mamaoftwins said...

Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for tagging me. I'll go post a photo right now :)

You poor thing! I cant even imagine what you've been through. You've gone through so much and you've stayed so strong. I wanta be more like you.
Hows those twin nephews of yours?

Big Hugs :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Wow it is amazing what the human body can endure...and how it responds...I feel so bad you had to go through this...but your attitude is such an inspiration!

Ma'dame French said...

Elizabeth you continue to be an inspiration>>>I don't know how you do what you do and maintain your positive attitude;) You are beyond an inspiration......your amazing!!! Hugs French;) xoxox

Justine said...

Dang, does it hurt, or is it just an annoyance? Is it something that can be removed, or no? Will it start showing up other places too?

Justine :o )

Bridget said...

Hi Elizabeth, I don't know if I can top this. I'll try to do my post real soon.
I hope the other sclerosis disappears like the ones from your calves.
Hugs, Bridget

Sweetie said...

Elizabeth, I can not tell you how very much I admire your courage. I had no idea that you had suffered so much. You are a wonderful example to others who suffer from the dreadful disease.

Oh2122 said...

Urgh. That looks like it hurt like all heck. I hope it hurts less than it looks.

And thanks! I'll post it at the beginning of the week!

bj said...

Dear one, your amazing attitude just brings me to my knees...You have had a lot to go thru and still you keep your winning attitude. You are such an inspiration to all of us...
love, bj

Anonymous said...

It's exciting to find you again after all these many, many years...and also sobering to know that life has happened to us both...and that you had to go through all of, I had some questions - Is the sclerosis in your pleura? Will that go away too? Are you cancer free? Was there/is there a silver lining?

Be happy
Be safe
Be healthy!
Live with ease...

xo, Allison said...

Elozabeth, I cannot reach you via e-mail. For some reason they are coming back to me. You are the winer of a doll from the OWOH giveaway. Contact me at thanks.

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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