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anyone treated at MD Anderson?

shmurciakova
shmurciakova Member Posts: 906
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
This is driving me nuts. For those of you that have been treated at MD Anderson maybe you can help me before I go completely crazy.
Does anyone remember a statue that was outside of the chapel there, it was of a woman holding a flower with a hummingbird taking nectar from the flower. On the bottom of the statue was an inspirational poem, I believe it was by Oscar Wilde and it was about a bird lighting on a branch that starts to give way and then flys away. It was of course meant to say that when we are in our darkest hour we can "use or wings" so to speak.
At any rate, I cannot remember the exact words and I have no idea what the name of the poem is but I would like to find it!
The statue was moved during the construction that has been taking place there and the last time I was there, in November, it was gone. I don't know if they have put it back yet, or moved it or what.
Does anyone have the faintest idea what I am talking about?
Please help if you can,
Susan H.

Comments

  • kerry
    kerry Member Posts: 1,313
    Hi Susan,

    I go to MD Anderson and my next appointment is June 7 for a CAT scan and then my results are on the 8th. I guess I am asking for extra prayers for me because I have been through 4 1/2 yrs of chemo until this past Feb. when I was NED. So I'm scared out of my wits....needless to say.

    I will check on the statue when I am there. Sounds quite meaningful.

    Anyway, if I may tack on to your post, I would love lots of prayers.....it has been a long battle.

    Hugs,

    Kerry
  • valeriec
    valeriec Member Posts: 348
    kerry said:

    Hi Susan,

    I go to MD Anderson and my next appointment is June 7 for a CAT scan and then my results are on the 8th. I guess I am asking for extra prayers for me because I have been through 4 1/2 yrs of chemo until this past Feb. when I was NED. So I'm scared out of my wits....needless to say.

    I will check on the statue when I am there. Sounds quite meaningful.

    Anyway, if I may tack on to your post, I would love lots of prayers.....it has been a long battle.

    Hugs,

    Kerry

    Kerry,
    Lots of prayers are being sent your way. May God bless, guide, and protect you!
    Valerie
  • nanuk
    nanuk Member Posts: 1,358
    kerry said:

    Hi Susan,

    I go to MD Anderson and my next appointment is June 7 for a CAT scan and then my results are on the 8th. I guess I am asking for extra prayers for me because I have been through 4 1/2 yrs of chemo until this past Feb. when I was NED. So I'm scared out of my wits....needless to say.

    I will check on the statue when I am there. Sounds quite meaningful.

    Anyway, if I may tack on to your post, I would love lots of prayers.....it has been a long battle.

    Hugs,

    Kerry

    Kerry you have my love and prayers on that day in June... Bud
  • Faith4Cure
    Faith4Cure Member Posts: 405
    kerry said:

    Hi Susan,

    I go to MD Anderson and my next appointment is June 7 for a CAT scan and then my results are on the 8th. I guess I am asking for extra prayers for me because I have been through 4 1/2 yrs of chemo until this past Feb. when I was NED. So I'm scared out of my wits....needless to say.

    I will check on the statue when I am there. Sounds quite meaningful.

    Anyway, if I may tack on to your post, I would love lots of prayers.....it has been a long battle.

    Hugs,

    Kerry

    I am sending extra prayers your way. I know the waiting is so hard..... Try to keep busy and have a great weekend!

    Faith
  • KFalvey
    KFalvey Member Posts: 118
    kerry said:

    Hi Susan,

    I go to MD Anderson and my next appointment is June 7 for a CAT scan and then my results are on the 8th. I guess I am asking for extra prayers for me because I have been through 4 1/2 yrs of chemo until this past Feb. when I was NED. So I'm scared out of my wits....needless to say.

    I will check on the statue when I am there. Sounds quite meaningful.

    Anyway, if I may tack on to your post, I would love lots of prayers.....it has been a long battle.

    Hugs,

    Kerry

    Hi Kerry,
    I'm sending my prayers for your good news of NED staying and the end of treatments. You have always been there for everyone here on this site giving advice and good words, so now it's time for you to get all the well wishes. You'll be in my thoughts on June 7th and 8th.
    Sincerely, Kandy
  • moniquebar
    moniquebar Member Posts: 57
    Hello Susan,

    I know that Oscar Wilde wrote a short story titled "The Happy Prince", The main characters are a statue (of a prince) and a swallow. However, there isn't a humming bird involved. Here's a link:

    http://fiction.eserver.org/short/happy_prince.html

    Hope this helps,
    Monique

    Kerry,

    My thoughts are with you.
  • moniquebar
    moniquebar Member Posts: 57
    Okay, ignore my last post.

    Apparently the poem was written by Victor Hugo. Here's a link:

    http://www.qualityoflifecare.com/pages/gallery/music/susan_mcdonald.php

    Lovely quote by the way.

    Monique
  • jams67
    jams67 Member Posts: 925
    kerry said:

    Hi Susan,

    I go to MD Anderson and my next appointment is June 7 for a CAT scan and then my results are on the 8th. I guess I am asking for extra prayers for me because I have been through 4 1/2 yrs of chemo until this past Feb. when I was NED. So I'm scared out of my wits....needless to say.

    I will check on the statue when I am there. Sounds quite meaningful.

    Anyway, if I may tack on to your post, I would love lots of prayers.....it has been a long battle.

    Hugs,

    Kerry

    We will all pray for you. I'm glad you let us know so that we would be aware that prayers were needed.
    Jo Ann
  • Betsydoglover
    Betsydoglover Member Posts: 1,248
    Hi Susan -
    I don't know what happened to the statue, but I found this on the net:

    "There is a statue of a girl in front of M.D. Anderson. Her hand is out-stretched and there is a hummingbird resting on her finger. The poem which is inscribed on it is by Victor Hugo:

    Be like the bird, who
    Halting in his flight
    On limb too slight
    Feels it give way beneath him
    Yet sings
    Knowing he has wings."

    Betsy
  • Betsydoglover
    Betsydoglover Member Posts: 1,248
    kerry said:

    Hi Susan,

    I go to MD Anderson and my next appointment is June 7 for a CAT scan and then my results are on the 8th. I guess I am asking for extra prayers for me because I have been through 4 1/2 yrs of chemo until this past Feb. when I was NED. So I'm scared out of my wits....needless to say.

    I will check on the statue when I am there. Sounds quite meaningful.

    Anyway, if I may tack on to your post, I would love lots of prayers.....it has been a long battle.

    Hugs,

    Kerry

    Kerry -

    I'll be thinking of you on the 7th and 8th and sending good vibes for great results.

    Take care,
    Betsy
  • alta29
    alta29 Member Posts: 435
    kerry said:

    Hi Susan,

    I go to MD Anderson and my next appointment is June 7 for a CAT scan and then my results are on the 8th. I guess I am asking for extra prayers for me because I have been through 4 1/2 yrs of chemo until this past Feb. when I was NED. So I'm scared out of my wits....needless to say.

    I will check on the statue when I am there. Sounds quite meaningful.

    Anyway, if I may tack on to your post, I would love lots of prayers.....it has been a long battle.

    Hugs,

    Kerry

    Please keep us posted...Praying for you as we speak...
    God bless
  • ahamilton2
    ahamilton2 Member Posts: 32
    kerry said:

    Hi Susan,

    I go to MD Anderson and my next appointment is June 7 for a CAT scan and then my results are on the 8th. I guess I am asking for extra prayers for me because I have been through 4 1/2 yrs of chemo until this past Feb. when I was NED. So I'm scared out of my wits....needless to say.

    I will check on the statue when I am there. Sounds quite meaningful.

    Anyway, if I may tack on to your post, I would love lots of prayers.....it has been a long battle.

    Hugs,

    Kerry

    Dear Kerry:
    I'll be sending prayers out for you at your upcoming appt. at MDA on June 7th!!!!!

    Aren't check-ups terribly nerve wracking? I've never learned how to deal with check-up fear, but I know I have to go get them done.

    I just got back from my May check-up at MDA & I'm still NED! It's been 18 months since the liver resection. And the 18 tumors are gone.

    I'm wishing the same for you!
    Aileen