I just found out today that a friend of mine has just had a double mastectomy for stage 3 breast cancer. She begins chemo soon, and it sounds as if it will be followed by radiation. I haven't seen her in a while, but she has always been a very calm and peaceful influence for me -- and very supportive with my health problems. I'm a bit stunned, really. She's lead a healthful life style, but was never pushy about it. I'm so glad that the cancer was caught -- she has a beautiful family and a lot to live for. I thought about taking flowers and a cake over (she has a big family, so I know that will go fast, especially with so many visitors -- baking is almost always my first answer to a crisis), but I'd like to take a book or some music. Something that will give her encouragement and inspiration. Also, if anyone has any ideas for something I could bake for someone who is a vegetarian, that would be welcome as well. THANKS! Anyone have suggestions?